Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner – Report A-2020-004 Released

  • Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner

4 February 2020

The Information and Privacy Commissioner, Michael Harvey, has released his Report A-2020-004 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-2020-004
Report Date: February 3, 2020
Public Body: Department of Health and Community Services
Summary: The Department of Health and Community Services (HCS) received a request for information about rebates provided to the Province by a number of drug manufacturers between 2014 and 2019. HCS notified the third parties of its intention to release the responsive records to the Applicant. Eight of the third parties objected to the disclosure of records and filed complaints with this Office. The third parties argued that the information proposed for release meets the three-part test under section 39 of ATIPPA, 2015 (disclosure harmful to business interests of a third party), and therefore, should not be disclosed. The Commissioner determined that the third parties did not meet the burden of proof and recommended release of the records.

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