March 28, 2006
(Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner)
The Information and Privacy Commissioner, Phil Wall, has released his Report 2006-004 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 //www.oipc.gov.nl.ca/
Report Date: March 23, 2006
Public Body: Executive Council - Rural Secretariat
Summary: The applicant applied under the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act (the "ATIPPA") for access to a number of records directly associated with a job competition within Executive Council�s Rural Secretariat (the "Secretariat"). The applicant had been a candidate for this competition but was unsuccessful. The Secretariat disclosed some information to the applicant, but denied access to other information claiming that it was personal information (section 30(1)). The Secretariat also claimed that some of the information being requested by the applicant was excluded from the ATIPPA in accordance with section 5(1). The commissioner concluded that the Secretariat had appropriately severed the responsive records and had properly determined that the ATIPPA did not apply to some of the records.
Media contact: Sandy Hounsell, Executive Director (709) 729-6309
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