Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner
April 26, 2017
Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner – Report A-2017-011 Released
The Information and Privacy Commissioner, Donovan Molloy, has released his Report A-2017-011 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, go to ATIPPA Privacy Reports at www.oipc.nl.ca/reports/commissioner
|Summary:||The Applicant applied under the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act, 2015 (the “ATIPPA, 2015”) for access to the policies and procedures of the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary (the “RNC”). The RNC refused to release the records, relying on the exception to disclosure in section 31(1)(c), claiming that disclosure of the records would reveal investigative techniques and procedures currently used, or likely to be used. The RNC also submitted that portions of the records contained legal advice and should be withheld pursuant to subsection 30(1). Following a review of the records and considering the RNC’s submissions, the Commissioner rejected the RNC’s claim to subsection 30(1) but recommended that portions of one policy be withheld pursuant to paragraph 31(1)(c). The Commissioner recommended that the remaining records at issue be released to the Applicant.|
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Donovan Molloy, Q.C.
Information and Privacy Commissioner
2017 04 26 11:55 a.m.