Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner
January 12, 2017

Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner – Report A-2017-001 Released

The Information and Privacy Commissioner, Donovan Molloy, has released his Report A-2017-001 under authority of the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act. A summary of the Report is included below.

To view the Report in its entirety, please go to www.oipc.nl.ca/reports/commissioner

Summary: The Applicant requested from the Department of Justice and Public Safety records relating to his dispute with a government department. The Department located one record but withheld it on the ground of section 30 (solicitor-client privilege). The Applicant filed a complaint with this Office. The Commissioner found that the Department properly applied section 30, including consideration and application of the public interest override, and recommended that the Department continue to withhold the record.

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Media contact:

Donovan Molloy, Q.C.
Information and Privacy Commissioner
709-729-6309

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