Information and Privacy Commissioner
Karen A. Rose
| J. Angus MacLean
180 Richmond Street
P.O. Box 2000
Tel: (902) 368-4099
Right to Know Week
September 28 - October 4, 2015
DID YOU KNOW THAT . . .
On August 31, 2015, Commissioner Karen A. Rose issued four orders, all of which deal primarily with subsection 14(1) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, and its exception to disclosure when disclosure would be harmful to business interests of a third party. In each case, Commissioner Rose found that the information at issue did not satisfy the required elements of subsection 14(1) to warrant a refusal to access information. In Order No. FI-15-002, Commissioner Rose ordered that the record(s) be disclosed to the Applicant. Order No. FI-15-003, Order No. FI-15-004, and Order No. FI-15-005, each result from a third party request for the Commissioner to review a decision of a public body to disclose the record(s) at issue. The Commissioner upheld all three of the public bodies’ decisions to disclose the record(s) to the applicants.
The Access and Privacy Services Office is a section of the Justice Policy and Privacy Services Division of the Department of Justice and Public Safety of the Government of Prince Edward Island. It processes applications for access to information and provides government-wide policy advice and support regarding the operation of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act ("FOIPP Act") and regulations, policies and procedures.
Contact the Provincial Manager, Kathryn Dickson, to submit requests for access to information from the provincial government and for assistance with the FOIPP Act.
Requests for information in the custody and control of certain public bodies are not processed through the Access and Privacy Services Office. Contact information for some of the FOIPP coordinators of these public bodies can be found under the following link to the Access and Privacy Services Office website: