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Commissioners Call for Appeals of Newfoundland and Labrador Ruling

PRIVACY LAW

February 26, 2010

Information Commissioner Suzanne Legault, like her Newfoundland and Labrador counterpart, is raising concerns about two recent court decisions that limit the provincial commissioner's powers. "We are definitely following this closely and we're certainly hoping that these decisions will be appealed," Legault told The Telegram in a recent interview. The Newfoundland and Labrador Supreme Court ruled that the information commissioner's office may not examine any information the government deems to be legal advice. Newfoundland and Labrador Information Commissioner Ed Ring said he plans to meet with key staff and legal advisors on the matter and "will consider all options for redress/solutions available and proceed from there."
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