Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner
February 03, 2017

Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner – Report A-2017-003 Released

The Information and Privacy Commissioner, Donovan Molloy, has released his Report A-2017-003 under authority of the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act. A summary of the Report is included below.

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Summary: The Applicant requested from Nalcor Energy records relating to the Muskrat Falls hydroelectric generation project. Nalcor denied the request in full, relying on section 35 of the ATIPPA, 2015 (disclosure harmful to the financial or economic interests of a public body); on section 5.4 of the Energy Corporation Act (records of commercially sensitive information); and on the assertion that part of the request was for information already provided to the Applicant. The Applicant filed a complaint with this Office. The Commissioner found that Nalcor Energy was entitled to refuse to disclose the information on all of the above grounds, and recommended that Nalcor Energy continue to withhold the information.

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Donovan Molloy, Q.C.
Information and Privacy Commissioner

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