Access to Information and Protection of Privacy
The provincial government has enacted its access and privacy legislation for the province with the proclamation of the access provisions of the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act (ATIPPA). The new provisions included in ATIPPA follow extensive review and consultation to modernize and replace the Freedom of Information Act.
Approximately 460 public bodies are subject to ATIPPA, including government departments and agencies, school boards, public post-secondary institutions, health boards and municipalities. The Access to Information provisions were effective Monday, January 17, 2005, and Privacy Provisions were proclaimed on January 16, 2008.
ATIPPA provides clarity for the people in the province of their right to information, and introduces a personal privacy regime to limit the collection, use and disclosure of personal information held by government or any of its agencies.
For more information please contact the ATIPP Coordinator for our organization:
Kim WarfordRoom # 359, Southcott Hall, Dr. L.A. Miller Centre100 Forest Road, St. John, NL, A1A 1E5Phone: (709) 777-8912Fax: 777-8033Email: Kimberly.firstname.lastname@example.orgATIPP Application Form