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FIPPA Practice Notes and Guidelines

Practice notes and guidelines are prepared by Manitoba Ombudsman to assist persons using the legislation. They are intended as advice only and are not a substitute for the legislation.

*PLEASE NOTE* We are currently updating our practice note series to reflect FIPPA amendments that came into effect on January 1, 2022. Updated practice notes below will contain a revision date of 2022. Please use older practice notes in conjunction with FIPPA as some provisions may have changed.

Available in alternate formats upon request.

Duty to Assist

Legislative Amendments

Interaction with Other Acts

Distinguishing Between Access to Information Requests and Authorized Disclosures

Distinguishing Between Personal Information and Business Information

Documenting Access Decisions



Notification Under Section 33 of FIPPA

Refusal of Access Considerations

Complete Responses to Access Requests

Requests for Correction

Collection and Notice



Protecting Personal Information

What To Do When A Privacy Breach Occurs

Responding to Access Complaints to the Ombudsman

Responding to Privacy Complaints to the Ombudsman

Ombudsman Recommendations


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