Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner
May 4, 2017
Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner - Report A-2017-012 Released
The Information and Privacy Commissioner, Donovan Molloy, has released his Report A-2017-012 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, go to ATIPPA Privacy Reports at www.oipc.nl.ca/reports/commissioner
|Summary:||In March 2013 the Applicant filed seven requests with Nalcor Energy under the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act in force at that time. Nalcor refused one of the requests on the ground that the information could not be disclosed pursuant to section 5.4 of the Energy Corporation Act and various ATIPPA exceptions. Nalcor refused to process the remaining six requests, first on the ground that they were repetitive under section 43.1 of the ATIPPA, and also on the basis that the information in those requests could not be disclosed under section 5.4 of the ECA. The Applicant filed requests for review with this Office. Because of related pending court actions the requests for review were held in abeyance. When the court actions were deemed abandoned the files were re-activated. The Commissioner concluded that the information covered by all seven requests was commercially sensitive information within the meaning of the ECA, and that Nalcor was entitled to refuse to disclose it|
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Donovan Molloy, Q.C.
Information and Privacy Commissioner
2017 05 04 9:35 a.m.