Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner
July 18, 2017

Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner - Report A-2017-017 Released

The Information and Privacy Commissioner, Donovan Molloy, has released his Report A-2017-017 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 Access Reports at: http://www.oipc.nl.ca/reports/commissioner

Summary: The Government Purchasing Agency (“GPA”) received an access request seeking disclosure of bidder’s proposals related to a request for proposal for Managed Print Services. The GPA was prepared to release the information, however, a Third Party objected to the information being disclosed and filed a complaint with this Office. The Third Party claimed that some of the information must be withheld on the basis of section 39 (disclosure harmful to business interests of a third party). The Commissioner found that the burden of proof had not been met by the Third Party and recommended that the information be released.

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

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