OIPC Manual

The Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner (OIPC) is an independent office of the House of Assembly. The OIPC is responsible for protecting and upholding access to information and protection of privacy rights under the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act, 2015 (ATIPPA), 2015 and the Personal Health Information Act (PHIA). The OIPC investigates and mediates complaints, and makes recommendations to government departments and other public bodies.

Our policies flow from the following value statements.

Independence - OIPC staff will conduct investigations independent of any influence.

Integrity - OIPC staff will provide accurate, unbiased advice and recommendations.

Confidentiality - OIPC staff will adhere to a standard of absolute confidentiality.

Judgment - OIPC staff will use their professional knowledge and judgment in interpreting policies, practices and procedures to help ensure compliance with the ATIPPA, 2015 and the PHIA.

Respect – OIPC staff will listen to and consider the ideas and opinions of others, and work collaboratively to achieve results.

For further information please contact us.

Mailing Address

Sir Brian Dunfield Building
3rd Floor, 2 Canada Drive
P.O. Box 13004, Station A
St. John's, NL
A1B 3V8


Telephone: (709) 729-6309
Facsimile: (709) 729-6500
Toll Free in NL: 1-877-729-6309
E-mail: commissioner@oipc.nl.ca
Web Site: www.oipc.nl.ca

All Policies Currently Under Review