"We can't allow things that are inaccurate to stand." — The Word of Our Dan, February 19, 2008.

Monday, January 31, 2011

Shoe #2 drops

The Freedom from Information Commissioner is happy:
Newfoundland and Labrador’s Information and Privacy Commissioner Ed Ring was pleased to see that the first statutory review of the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act (ATIPPA) has now been completed, culminating in the release of a report on January 26 by Review Commissioner John Cummings, Q.C.

“I am very pleased by the comprehensive nature of this review,” said Commissioner Ring. “Mr. Cummings was charged with reviewing a complex piece of legislation, and the comments throughout his report as well as the recommendations themselves demonstrate a well-considered and insightful end product.”

Commissioner Ring further indicated that he is pleased that a number of Mr. Cummings recommendations mirror those proposed by the Commissioner’s Office itself. “I am very hopeful that Minister Collins will examine these recommendations with a view to amending the ATIPPA at the earliest opportunity, so that the people of the Province can benefit from a number of the positive changes proposed,” he said.
Coming soon to a rubber-stamp legislature near you.

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At 6:23 PM, February 01, 2011 , Blogger One Woman said...

If you read the full press release, it becomes obvious that Commissioner Ring disagrees substantially with some of Review Commissioner Cummings’ recommendations.

In the press release, Commissioner Ring included a link to the OIPC’s submission. If you compare that document to the recommendations found in Commissioner Cummings’ ATIPPA Review, it’s not hard to identify the issues on which they disagree. It wouldn’t make a lot of sense to rewrite the whole submission to identify those issues in a press release.


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