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Commissioner Rules Professor’s Expense Report Is Protected

PRIVACY LAW

June 15, 2012

Ontario’s information and privacy commissioner has ruled that a University of Ottawa professor’s expense reports are protected, following requests for the information by an unnamed individual, reports the Ottawa Citizen. In a ruling made public last week, Commissioner Ann Cavoukian upheld the university’s decision that Prof. Amir Attaran’s expense report is protected by academic freedom, a principle that “ensures universities can engage in research without interference by a disapproving government or public,” the report states.
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