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ATIPPA Review Report

ATIPPA Review Report

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An unlocked copy of the Cummings review of the Newfoundland and Labrador Access to Information Act.
An unlocked copy of the Cummings review of the Newfoundland and Labrador Access to Information Act.

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Review of the
Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act 
January 20112
 
26 January 2011To the Honourable Felix CollinsMinister of Justice and Attorney GeneralI have the honour, as Review Commissioner, to present herewith my review of the
 Accessto Information and Protection of Privacy Act.
Respectively submitted,John R. Cummings, Q.C.Review Commissioner
 
Review of the
Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act 
January 20113
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1.0
 
OVERVIEW OF THE
 ATIPPA
COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW 
..................5
2.0
 
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
..................................................................................7
3.0
 
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
..............................................................................13
4.0
 
THE STATUTORY FRAMEWORK
..............................................................14
5.0
 
 WHAT WE HEARD
..........................................................................................17
6.0
 
RECOMMENDATIONS
.................................................................................20
Introduction: the Implementation of the
 ATIPPA
by Public Bodies
............20
6.1
 
Part I – Interpretation
...........................................................................24Section 2 – Definition of “Personal Information” & “Public Body”.......24Section 5 Application.............................................................................26
6.2
 
Part II - Right of Access
.........................................................................29Subsection 7(3) - Fees...............................................................................29Sections 11 & 16 – Time Limits for Responding to a Request &Extension of the Time Limit.....................................................................32 Section 13 – Repetitive or Incomprehensible Requests............................34
6.3
 
Part III – Exceptions to Access
............................................................37Section 18 Cabinet Confidences............................................................37Section 19 – Local Public Body Confidences...........................................41Section 20 – Policy Advice or Recommendations....................................41Section 22 – Disclosure Harmful to Law Enforcement............................43Section 24 and Section 27– Disclosure Harmful to the Financial orEconomic Interests of a Public Body; Disclosure Harmful to BusinessInterests of a Third Party...........................................................................45 Section 28 – Notifying the Third Party.....................................................52Section 30 – Disclosure of Personal Information.....................................52
6.4
 
Part IV – Protection of Privacy
............................................................57Section 38 and Section 39– Use and Disclosure of Personal Information57
6.5
 
Part IV.1 – Office of the Information and Privacy
 
Commissioner
........................................................................................60 

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