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.Coming soon to a rubber-stamp legislature near you.
“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.