Freedom of Information and Privacy of Personal Information

The Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA) (the "Act") applies to:

  • Municipalities
  • Local boards
  • Agencies
  • Commissions

The Act requires that government institutions give people the right to access certain general records and their own personal information, but there are some exemptions.

The Act also gives people the right to ask for corrections to their own personal information. These requests for information are Freedom of Information (FOI) requests.

The MFIPPA Coordinator for the Region is the Regional Clerk. They are responsible for managing MFIPPA duties given to Regional staff.

For more information about the policies and procedures around MFIPPA, please visit the Region of Durham website.

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Translation Disclaimer

Please note: The Regional Municipality of Durham links to services that provide automated translation of web content to help give speakers of languages other than English an overall sense of the information available on its website.

By selecting one of the translation services identified below, portions of the Regional Municipality of Durham website will be automatically translated.

The Regional Municipality of Durham is providing the links to these translation services strictly as a convenience for users of its website. The Region does not operate or control the translation services. The Region does not review, endorse or approve the provisions of those services and is not responsible for them.

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There may be discrepancies in the translations from the original English versions. If there are any discrepancies between the information provided on the Region's website in English and the translation of that information, the English version on the Region's website shall govern. Any such discrepancies are not binding and are of no legal effect.

Use of the translation services is at your sole risk and the Regional Municipality of Durham will not be responsible or liable for any damages arising from use of, or inability to use, those services, including the translation of the Region's website that they provide.

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Contact Information

Concerns regarding Access to Information and any related privacy issues should be directed to:

Corporate Services Department
Legislative Services
The Regional Municipality of Durham
605 Rossland Road East
Whitby, Ontario L1N 6A3
Telephone: 905-668-7711
Toll-Free: 1-800-372-1102
Fax: 905-668-9963
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