The Ontario e-mail deletion scandal (part 7) – reaction to the retention schedule

The story so far:    Ontario’s Information and Privacy Commissioner was interviewing Craig MacLennan (former Chief of Staff to Ontario’s Minister of Energy),  as part of her investigation into whether his practice of routinely deleting his e-mails contravened both Ontario’s Archives and Recordkeeping legislation, and the retention schedules drawn up by Ontario’s archives.    The Commissioner has shown Craig the retention schedule and asked for his reaction

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Next episode:   the Commissioner reports

The Ontario e-mail deletion scandal (part 6) – the retention schedule

The story so far:  Craig MacLennan was Chief of Staff to Ontario’s Minister of Energy between January 2010 and August 2012.   0n 10 April 2013 Peter Tabuns wrote to Ontario’s Information and Privacy Commissioner alleging that MacLennan’s routine deletion of his e-mails (including e-mails relating to controversial gas plant closures) had breached Ontario’s Archives and Recordkeeping Act.    The Commissioner is investigating

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Source: Ontario’s retention schedules can be found at http://www.archives.gov.on.ca/en/recordkeeping/index.aspx .  The schedule shown above is  Ministers’ Common

Next episode:  Craig MacLennan’s reaction to the retention schedule

The Ontario e-mail deletion scandal (part 5): the backup tapes


The story so far:
  A member of the Ontarian Parliament has alleged that Craig MacLennan had broken Ontario’s Archives and Recordkeeping Act by deleting e-mails relating to two controversial gas plant closures.  The Information and Privacy Commissioner is investigating.  All other attempts to locate, restore or salvage the e-mails of Craig MacLennan having failed, the last hope lies with the backup tapes

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Next episode:   The retention schedules

The Ontario e-mail deletion scandal (PART 4) – the RAID server

The story so far:   In the Guelph data centre, home to the Ontario Government’s e-mail system,  the Information and Privacy Commissioner is investigating whether or not it is possible to salvage  e-mails relating to two controversial gas plant closures that former official Craig MacLennan had deleted from his e-mail account

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Next episode:  The back-up tapes