Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner
August 15, 2017

Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner – Report A-2017-021 Released

The Information and Privacy Commissioner, Donovan Molloy, has released his Report A-2017-021 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 http://www.oipc.gov.nl.ca/reports-access.htm

Report: A-2017-021
Report Date: August 15, 2017
Public Body: Memorial University
Summary: Memorial University received an access request seeking disclosure of all communication transmitted or received by a named professor which concerned the Applicant as well as all communication the professor had regarding the meetings and operations of the IEEE Communications Society Awards Committee since November 1, 2016 that concerned the Applicant. Memorial University denied access to the information claiming that the records were not in the custody or control of Memorial University therefore they were not available under the ATIPPA, 2015. The Applicant was not satisfied with Memorial University’s response and filed a complaint with this Office. The Commissioner determined that the records were not in the custody or control of Memorial University and therefore the ATIPPA, 2015 did not apply to the records.

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