Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner
February 8, 2017

Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner - Report A-2017-004 Released

The Information and Privacy Commissioner, Donovan Molloy, has released his Report A-2017-004 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 the Department of Finance correspondence between the Department and a Third Party relating to video lottery terminals. The Department gave notice to the Third Party that it intended to disclose some of the information. The Third Party complained to this Office, arguing that some of the information should be withheld based on sections 29 (policy advice or recommendations), 34 (disclosure harmful to intergovernmental relations or negotiations), 39 (disclosure harmful to business interests of a third party) and 40 (disclosure harmful to personal privacy) of the ATIPPA, 2015. The Commissioner found that the Third Party was not entitled to rely on sections 29 or 34, and had not met the test for sections 39 or 40, and recommended that the information be disclosed.

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Donovan Molloy, Q.C.
Information and Privacy Commissioner

2017 02 08                              3:25 p.m.