The Commissioner

The Commissioner's role is to oversee both the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act, 2015 (ATIPPA, 2015), and the Personal Health Information Act (PHIA). The Commissioner investigates complaints from citizens who believe these laws are not being followed.



Donovan F. Molloy, Q.C

Donovan F. Molloy, Q.C. was born and raised in Marystown. He received a Bachelor of Laws degree with distinction from the University of New Brunswick in 1992 and a Bachelor of Science degree from Memorial University in 1995.

His career has primarily focused on public service. He began work as a prosecutor in 1993 at the then Marystown office of the Department of Justice’s Public Prosecution Division. Mr. Molloy transferred to St. John’s in 2002. In 2004 he moved to Alberta, where he worked as a prosecutor with Alberta Justice.

After returning to Department of Justice’s Public Prosecution Division in 2007, Mr. Molloy became the Senior Crown Attorney (Eastern Region) in 2008. In 2010 he became the Assistant Director of Public Prosecutions and in 2012 the Director of Public Prosecutions/Assistant Deputy Minister. Mr. Molloy has served as a Bencher with the Law Society of Newfoundland and Labrador since 2010 and was appointed as Queen’s Counsel in 2014.

Mr. Molloy was appointed the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Newfoundland and Labrador effective July 22, 2016.