Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner
September 6, 2017

Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner – Report A-2017-022 Released

The Information and Privacy Commissioner, Donovan Molloy, has released his Report A-2017-022 under authority of the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act. A summary of the Report is included below.

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Report Date:September 5, 2017
Public Body:Department of Municipal Affairs and Environment
Summary: The Department of Municipal Affairs and Environment received a request for all bids for a construction contract. The Department notified nine bidders under section 19 (third party notification) that it intended to disclose the information. Three bidders complained to this Office that the information ought to be withheld under section 39 (disclosure harmful to business interests of a third party.) The Commissioner found that the burden of proof had not been met by the Third Parties and recommended that the information be disclosed. The Commissioner also found that there were no bases for notifying the third parties and that the Department had misapplied section 19 in doing so.

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