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FOI Request Reveals More Than Necessary


January 13, 2012

A law student says Prince Edward Island's Department of Agriculture released too much personal information about an individual upon a Freedom of Information request. Elizabeth Schoales requested information about an online pet store owner who had been convicted of animal cruelty, CBC News reports. After the information and privacy commissioner ordered the records released, Schoales received the names of individuals who had lodged complaints about the pet store owner, which she says is a violation of their privacy. The commissioner is looking into the matter, the report states.
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