Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner
May 23, 2018

Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner – Report A-2018-012 Released

The Information and Privacy Commissioner, Donovan Molloy, has released his Report A-2018-012 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-2018-012
Report Date:May 23, 2018
Public Body:Town of Portugal Cove-St. Philip’s
Summary: The Complainant made a request to the Town of Portugal Cove-St. Philip’s for access to the cell phone numbers for each person at the Town Hall with a cell phone and the cost or estimated cost of cell phones at the Town Hall for a year. The Town provided the total cost, and the number of cell phones, but did not disclose the names of each person with a Town cell phone or their respective cell phone numbers. The Town withheld this information pursuant to sections 37 (disclosure harmful to individual or public safety), 38 (disclosure harmful to labour relations interests of public body as employer) and 40 (disclosure harmful to personal privacy) of the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act, 2015. The Commissioner recommended that the Town continue to withhold some of the records and disclose the remainder to the Applicant.

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2018 05 23                              3:25 p.m.