Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner
April 13, 2018

Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner – Report A-2018-008 Released

The Information and Privacy Commissioner, Donovan Molloy, has released his Report A-2018-008 under authority of the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act, 2015. A summary of the Report is included below.

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Report Date:April 12, 2018
Public Body:Memorial University
Summary: Memorial University obtained approval from the OIPC to disregard a number of the Complainant’s access to information requests. The Complainant then made two access requests to Memorial for information relating to its applications to disregard. Memorial granted access to that information in part, withholding some records relying on sections 29 (policy advice or recommendations), 30 (legal advice), 40 (disclosure harmful to personal privacy) and 41 (disclosure of House of Assembly service and statutory office records). The Complainant filed two complaints with our Office. The Commissioner concluded that Memorial fulfilled its duty to assist under section 13 of the Act by conducting a reasonable search for records, and that Memorial had properly applied exceptions under the Act. The Commissioner recommended that Memorial continue to withhold the information.

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