Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner
May 6, 2019

Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner – Report A-2019-010 Released

The Information and Privacy Commissioner, Victoria Woodworth-Lynas, has released her Report A-2019-010 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-2019-010
Report Date:May 3, 2019
Public Body:Office of the Premier
Summary: The Applicant sought records involving correspondence between the Premier, the Office of the Premier, a Minister, Executive Council, the Department of Justice and the Commissioner for Legislative Standards. The Public Body provided some records, but withheld most responsive records, asserting because they were excluded from the ATIPPA, 2015 under section 5, or were excepted from disclosure by section 41. Part of the complaint was resolved informally, and for the remainder the Commissioner determined that section 41(c) mandated withholding the correspondence with the Commissioner for Legislative Standards and that correspondence between a Minister and the Premier’s Chief of Staff regarding caucus business was a caucus record and not subject to the ATIPPA, 2015 by virtue of section 5(1)(d).

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