Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner
August 20, 2018

Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner – Report A-2018-019 Released

The Information and Privacy Commissioner, Donovan Molloy, has released his Report A-2018-019 under authority of the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act, 2015. A summary of the Report is included below.

To view the Report in its entirety, please go to www.oipc.nl.ca/reports/commissioner

Report:A-2018-019
Report Date:August 17, 2018
Public Body:Legal Aid Commission of Newfoundland and Labrador
Summary: The Applicant requested from the Legal Aid Commission invoices and details of payments to lawyers from the private bar who represented clients on behalf of the Legal Aid Commission from June 2008 to the present. The Legal Aid Commission refused disclosure of the records relying on sections 30(2) (solicitor-client privilege) and 40 (disclosure harmful to personal privacy). The Commissioner recommended disclosure of the annual aggregate totals paid to the lawyers or their firms.

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