Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner
February 15, 2019

Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner – Report A-2019-007 Released

The Information and Privacy Commissioner, Donovan Molloy, has released his Report A-2019-007 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:February 14, 2019
Public Body:Department of Municipal Affairs and Environment
Summary: The Department of Municipal Affairs and Environment (the “Department”) received an access request seeking disclosure of all correspondence, information, analysis and recommendations involving the Minister or provided to the Minister in making the decision to accept the Environmental Impact Statement of Grieg NL for its Placentia Bay aquaculture project. The Department released some information but withheld other information relying on sections 27(2)(b) (Cabinet confidences), 29(1)(a) (Policy advice or recommendations) and section 40 (Disclosure harmful to personal privacy). The Commissioner found that the Department properly applied the cited exceptions and recommended the Department continue to withhold records.

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