Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner
May 2, 2018

Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner – Report A-2018-010 Released

The Information and Privacy Commissioner, Donovan Molloy, has released his Report A-2018-010 under authority of the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act, 2015. A summary of the Report is included below.

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

Report:A-2018-010
Report Date:May 1, 2018
Public Body:Newfoundland and Labrador English School District
Summary: An Applicant (a parent) requested from the Newfoundland and Labrador English School District all records relating to an incident of bullying involving the Applicant’s child, including the names of the involved parties. The School District provided responsive records, but severed all identifying information of other students, as well as records of correspondence with the parent of one particular student, as personal information subject to section 40 of the ATIPPA, 2015. The School District also withheld correspondence with the parent of the third party student on the basis that section 12 of the Schools Act, 1997 takes precedence over the ATIPPA, 2015 in accordance with section 7 and Schedule A of the ATIPPA, 2015. The Commissioner found that the School District properly withheld records from the Complainant.

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