Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner
July 10, 2019

Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner – Report A-2019-014 Released

The Information and Privacy Commissioner, Victoria Woodworth-Lynas, has released her Report A-2019-014 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 http://www.oipc.nl.ca/reports/commissioner

Report:A-2019-014
Report Date:July 9, 2019
Public Body:Department of Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation
Summary: The Department of Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation (the “Department”) received an access request for records relating to the non-resident caribou quotas in the Buchans Plateau area (CMA 62) and specifically regarding the quota for a named individual’s business. The Department provided access to some records but withheld the remaining records based on sections 27(1) and 27(2)(a) (Cabinet confidences), 29(1) (Policy advice or recommendations), 39 (Disclosure harmful to business interests of a third party) and section 40(1) (Disclosure harmful to personal privacy). Through the investigation with this Office, the Department released further information previously withheld based on sections 29, 39 and 40 of the ATIPPA, 2015. The Commissioner determined that the Department had conducted a reasonable search for records and had properly applied the remaining exceptions and recommended the Department continue to withhold the records.

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