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Ring Defends Bill 29 Amendments

PRIVACY LAW

June 22, 2012

CBC News reports on comments by Newfoundland and Labrador Information and Privacy Commissioner Ed Ring on amendments to Bill 29. Though critics say the bill will allow politicians to keep secrets, Ring says it doesn’t stop the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act from being effective. “I still maintain, based on my review, that the legislation remains robust and that people’s right to access information will be protected,” Ring said earlier this week. The amendment to Bill 29 would increase the ways the cabinet can prevent the release of information and would allow ministers to deny requests for information by deeming them “frivolous or vexatious,” the report states.
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