Sunday, January 15, 2017

Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner Order January 9, 2017: Translink & Burrard Communications

F17-02South Coast British Columbia Transportation Authority (TransLink)


 January 9, 2017

Summary:  A journalist requested a specific contract between Translink and Burrard Communications, in addition to any reports from Burrard about its activities under the contract.  Translink disclosed the records in severed form, withholding some information under s. 22(1) (harm to third-party personal privacy).  The adjudicator found that s. 22(1) applies to some of the information.  However, the adjudicator found that s. 22(1) does not apply to some information about Burrard's principal, as the journalist already knows this information, and ordered Translink to disclose this information to the journalist.

Issue

[4]   The issue before me is whether Translink is required by s. 22(1) of FIPPA to refuse to disclose information to the journalist.  Under s. 57(2) of FIPPA, the journalist has the burden of proving that disclosure of the withheld personal information would not be an unreasonable invasion of third-party personal privacy under s. 22(1).

[16]  Page 40 - The withheld information on this page is the address of Burrard's principal in his role as its president and secretary, in a section entitled "Names, Addresses of Corporate Officers and Directors."  The material before me indicates that the address was also the principal's home address at the time.  However, it is clear from the context that it is the address for contacting the principal in his business capacity.  In my view, this is information to enable one to contact the principal at his place of business.  I therefore find that it is 'contact information'  and not personal information.  This means that s. 22(1) does not apply to it.
etc.


2017

Orders "F" Series (Freedom of Information & Protection of Privacy Act)

F17-02 South Coast British Columbia Transportation Authority (TransLink)
F17-01 Regional District of Nanaimo


2016

Orders "F" Series (Freedom of Information & Protection of Privacy Act)

F16-52 Office of the Premier
F16-51 British Columbia Pavilion Corporation
F16-50 Ministry of Finance
F16-49 Ministry of Technology, Innovation, and Citizens' Services
F16-48 Insurance Corporation of British Columbia
F16-47 Vancouver Board of Education
F16-46 Fraser Health Authority
F16-45 South Coast British Columbia Transportation Authority (TransLink)
F16-44 BC Coroners Service
F16-43 City of Vancouver
F16-42 Ministry of Finance
F16-41 New Westminster Police Service
F16-40 Provincial Health Services Authority
F16-39 Ministry of Advanced Education
F16-38 Insurance Corporation of British Columbia
F16-37 Law Society of British Columbia
F16-36 Provincial Health Services Authority
F16-35 City of Burnaby
F16-34 City of Penticton
F16-33 Ministry of Finance
F16-32 City of Richmond
F16-31 City of Grand Forks
F16-30 Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure
F16-29 Ministry of Finance
F16-28 Independent Investigations Office
F16-27 BC Pavilion Corporation
F16-26 Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure
F16-25 BC Securities Commission
F16-24 Private Career Training Institutions Agency
F16-23 Superintendent of Real Estate
F16-22
Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure
F16-21 Vancouver Police Department
F16-20 Ministry of Health
F16-19 Community Living BC
F16-18 British Columbia Pavilion Corporation and Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training
F16-17 City of Vancouver
F16-16 Insurance Corporation of British Columbia
F16-15 District of West Vancouver
F16-14 District of Oak Bay
F16-13 Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner
F16-12 Ministry of Justice
F16-11 Ministry of Health
F16-10 Ministry of Energy and Mines
F16-09 Ministry of Justice
F16-08 Ministry of Justice
F16-07 Elections BC
F16-06 Ministry of Health
F16-05 Capital Regional District
F16-04 Ministry of Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation
F16-03 City of Nanaimo
F16-02 BC Pavilion Corporation
F16-01 Langara College

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