Publicly available information: A guide to section 18(d) of the OIA and section 17(d) of the LGOIMA
Under section 18(d) of the OIA, agencies may refuse a request if the information is or will soon be publicly available.
This guide explains how section 18(d) applies. It covers:
- Information that is publicly available
- Information that will be publicly available soon.
The guide includes a step-by-step work sheet, template letters, and case studies of actual complaints considered by the Ombudsman.