Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner
October 1, 2018

Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner – Report A-2018-025 Released

The Information and Privacy Commissioner, Donovan Molloy, has released his Report A-2018-025 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:A-2018-025
Report Date:October 1, 2018
Public Body:Memorial University
Summary: Memorial University (“MUN”) received an access request for records pertaining to the hiring of a teaching term appointment with the Social Cultural Studies program at its Grenfell Campus. MUN provided the Applicant with records but withheld some information based on sections 5(1)(f) (application), 29(1)(a) (policy advice or recommendations), 32(a) (confidential evaluations) and 40 (disclosure harmful to personal privacy) of the ATIPPA, 2015. MUN advised that there were no records regarding the establishment of the search committee. The Applicant questioned the redactions and claimed that further records should exist that were not provided. The Commissioner determined that MUN had not conducted a reasonable search for responsive records, failing to fulfill its duty to assist under section 13 of the ATIPPA, 2015. The Commissioner further determined that in regards to the records provided to the Applicant, the redactions were consistent with the cited exceptions and recommended that MUN continue to withhold those records.

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2018 10 01                              3:00 p.m.