Access to Information
The legislation that applies to provincial public bodies and local public bodies, including departments of the provincial government, is the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.
The legislation that applies to municipal bodies is: Part XX of the Municipal Government Act.
It is important to note that, pursuant to section 502 of the MGA, any changes made to the FOIPOP Act also Apply to Part XX of the MGA.
Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations has prepared a useful document called:
Introductory Guide to Part XX: Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy.
Protection of Privacy
The legislation that provides for privacy oversight is the Privacy Review Officer Act.
Please note that the Privacy Review Officer Act does not apply to municipal public bodies.