Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner
July 11, 2018

Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner – Report A-2018-016 Released

The Information and Privacy Commissioner, Donovan Molloy, has released his Report A-2018-016 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-2018-016
Report Date:July 11, 2018
Public Body:Department of Transportation and Works
Summary: An Applicant requested from the Department of Transportation and Works all emails, documentation and correspondence related to the Mobile High School Extension project, covering approximately a three and a half month period. The same Applicant had previously requested similar records from a different two-month period, with the Department failing to comply with its legal obligations under the ATIPPA, 2015. The Commissioner found in the current matter that the Department again failed to comply with the mandatory deadline to respond to access requests set out in section 16 of the ATIPPA, 2015 and that the Department failed to fulfil the duty to assist set out in section 13 of the ATIPPA, 2015. The Commissioner made further recommendations to the Department to improve its access to information process and to respond to access requests within legislated deadlines.

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2018 07 11                              4:15 p.m.