Jan 242011
 
 January 24, 2011  Court, Non-U.S., Workplace

David Canton writes:

When a government employee uses his or her workplace e-mail address to send and receive personal e-mails unrelated to their work, are those e-mails subject to disclosure to members of the public who request them under freedom of information legislation?

Despite that these e-mails are generated on government computers, stored on government servers and often composed on government time, a Ontario court decision (the City of Ottawa versus the Information and Privacy Commissioner and John Dunn) held that such e-mails are not subject to freedom of information legislation.

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