Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner
May 21, 2019

Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner – Report A-2019-012 Released

The Information and Privacy Commissioner, Victoria Woodworth-Lynas, has released her Report A-2019-012 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:May 17, 2019
Public Body:Service NL
Summary: Service NL received a request for amounts paid out by a Third Party (a lottery licence holder) to another organization for a specific time period. This information was included in the financial reports submitted by the Third Party to Service NL. Service NL decided to issue a notification about the request to the Third Party under section 19. Service NL was prepared to release the records but the Third Party objected to the disclosure and filed a complaint with this Office. The Third Party argued that it is a private organization and the ATIPPA, 2015 does not apply to the private sector; therefore, its records should not be disclosed by Service NL. The Third Party did not provide any arguments relating to section 39 (disclosure harmful to business interests of a third party) to support its position that the records should be withheld. The Commissioner found that the Third Party did not meet the burden of proof and recommended release of the records.

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2019 05 21                              10:40 a.m.