Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner
March 27, 2019

Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner – Report A-2019-008 Released

The Information and Privacy Commissioner, Victoria Woodworth-Lynas, has released her Report A-2019-008 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-2019-008
Report Date:March 26, 2019
Public Body:Newfoundland and Labrador English School District
Summary: The Complainant made a request to his child’s school for a copy of his child’s report cards and attendance records, as well as personal information, such as the student’s address and an explanation of why the child had transferred schools. When the Complainant did not receive a response, he then contacted the NLESD for assistance. The school subsequently provided the Complainant with copies of the student’s report cards and attendance records, but did not provide the Complainant with the remainder of the requested information. The Commissioner determined, under the ATIPPA, 2015, that the Complainant was not entitled to the requested personal information as disclosure would be an unreasonable invasion of the student’s personal privacy (section 40). The NLESD also argued that the Complainant’s request did not constitute a formal access request under the ATIPPA, 2015. The Commissioner determined the Complainant had made an access request under the ATIPPA, 2015, and that the NLESD failed to appropriately respond to the request.

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