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Freedom of Information Act

Our Industry has no issue with the Freedom of Information Act (FOI) in general and understand the benefits of open and transparent government.
After having stated the above, the HCANL believes that the legislation has gone from very little information being released (Bill 29) to the current situation of commercially sensitive competitive details being released. The pendulum has swung too far the other way.
Below you will find a copy of the HCANL letter to the Privacy Commissioner and his response.
Based on this response we have had follow up meetings with the NLCA as well as the NLSCA. Both these Associations share our concerns with the current interpretation of the Act. We have written another letter to the Privacy Commissioner requesting a joint meeting (with HCANL. NLCA and NLSCA) to discuss our position.
We are not suggesting the Act should be changed or altered, just that the interpretation of “Harm” be adjusted to protect Valuable Proprietary Company Information.
We will keep members updated on the results of activity and outcomes of upcoming meeting.

 

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