Privasoft and Heenan Blaikie Hosting Two Part Web Seminar: What Access Professionals Need to Know

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On May 19 and May 26, 2010, Privasoft will be offering a two part web seminar series covering the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act (ATIP). The seminars will be conducted by Priscilla Platt, an experienced lawyer and Access and Privacy expert from law firm Heenan Blaikie.

Privasoft, a world leader in freedom of information process automation and Heenan Blaikie's AccessPrivacy division announced today they will be co-hosting a two part web seminar series for Canadian access to information and freedom of information and privacy professionals.

On May 19 and May 26, 2010, the companies will conduct free web seminars that will address best practices in administering the Access to Information and Privacy Act. The seminars will be led by Priscilla Platt, an experienced lawyer and Access and Privacy expert from law firm Heenan Blaikie.

May 19, 2010, 2-2:45 pm
Processing Access Requests and Complaints/Judicial Reviews
This session will examine what the Access to Information Act (ATIA) and Privacy Acts (PA) say about processing requests and how requests should be handled. The complaint and judicial review processes will also be addressed. Attend for a primer on how requests, complaints and judicial reviews are dealt with under the legislation.

May 26, 2010, 2-2:45 pm
Exemptions and Exclusions: Everything You Need to Know
This discussion will focus on the types of records that may be covered by the exemptions, the significance of the difference between mandatory and discretionary exemptions and what types of records are excluded from the legislation.

Priscilla will also be fielding access and privacy related questions during each session from attendees. To sign up for the seminar series, click here.

About AccessPrivacy
Heenan Blaikie's AccessPrivacy Information is a full service law firm with a leading practice in the access to information and privacy law areas. The firm regularly advises government institutions at the federal, provincial and municipal levels, as well as institutions in the broader public sector, that are governed by access to information and privacy legislation. In addition, Priscilla Platt and Adam Kardash have produced and designed an electronic guide, available at, to assist in the interpretation and application of the legislation and have conducted training on the legislation. For more information about subscribing to the website or about the services offered, please contact Heenan Blaikie at

About Privasoft
For nearly 20 years, Privasoft has been delivering software and services to automate access to information and FOIA processes in the public sector and regulated industries. Privasoft customers must comply with legislative, regulatory and internal requirements and are represented in health care, law enforcement and all levels of government. They rely on Privasoft to capture, analyze, track, process and report on case work related to information disclosure processes. Privasoft is a Microsoft Certified Partner with offices in Ottawa, ON, Arlington, VA and Brentford, Middlesex.


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