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How is my Privacy Protected under the GIPA Act?

Government information sometimes identifies people. Under the GIPA Act a record that would reveal an individual's personal information would not generally be disclosed unless there are strong public interest considerations in favour of disclosure.

In deciding whether to disclose personal information about you to a person applying for access to information, Council will consider whether you are likely to be concerned about the release of the information and whether those concerns are relevant to the public interest. If so Council will:

  • consult with you; and
  • take into account any objections you may have to the release of the information.

If the Council consults you and decides to release the information in any way, they:

  • must tell you of this decision and your right to have it reviewed; and
  • must not release the information while you still have the right to seek review.