Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner
January 8, 2019

Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner – Report A-2019-001 Released

The Information and Privacy Commissioner, Donovan Molloy, has released his Report A-2019-001 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-2019-001
Report Date:January 8, 2019
Public Body:Department of Health & Community Services
Summary: The Department of Health & Community Services (“DHCS”) advised a Third Party it was the successful bidder in a Request for Proposals (RFP) issued by the Department. During the ensuing yearlong discussion towards finalizing a draft agreement DHCS canceled the RFP. The Applicant requested access to the Third Party’s proposal and communications with DHCS from January 1, 2015 to September 2018. DCHS issued a section 19(5) notice to the Third Party of its intent to release some of the information in question. The Third Party filed a complaint to this Office pursuant to section 39 (disclosure harmful to business interests of a third party). The Commissioner determined that the Third Party did not meet its burden of proof and recommended that DHCS release the information to the Applicant.

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