Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner – Report A-2020-001 Released

  • Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner

15 January 2020

The Information and Privacy Commissioner, Michael Harvey, has released his Report A-2020-001 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-2020-001
Report Date: January 14, 2020
Public Body: College of the North Atlantic
Summary: The College of the North Atlantic (“CNA”) received an access request for any records mentioning the Complainant relating to investigations conducted by CNA. The investigations were initiated after allegations about the Complainant were brought to CNA’s attention. CNA provided records to the Applicant with significant redactions under sections 29, 30, 37, and 40 of the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act, 2015 (ATIPPA, 2015). The Complainant stated that he was entitled to the records in order to respond to the allegations about him. The Commissioner determined that most of the records were created or gathered for the purposes of a workplace investigation under section 33. The Commissioner found that section 33 prevailed over the other exceptions where the information was relevant to the investigation and recommended disclosure of some additional information to the Complainant.

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