Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner

Territory: Province of Newfoundland and Labrador (Canada)
Continent: Americas
Scope: Provincial
Competence:  Privacy/Data Protection and ATI/RTI. Also,
Ombudsman role.
Year established: 2005


Number of staff: 12 permanent positions (66.7% female, 33.3% male).


Head of authority: Michael Harvey

He was appointed as the Information and Privacy Commissioner for Newfoundland and Labrador effective August 5, 2019. Michael joined the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador in January 2006. He has worked with Executive Council (Intergovernmental Affairs Secretariat and Cabinet Secretariat) and line departments (Departments of Children, Youth and Family Services, and Health and Community Services). Michael is a graduate of Memorial University, with a BA (Hons) in Political Science; has a MA in Political Studies from Queen’s University; and holds an Executive Certificate in Conflict Management from the University of Windsor, Faculty of Law/Stitt Feld Handy Group.

  • Relevant Laws

Access to Information and Protection or Privacy, 2015

Personal Health Information Act

Pharmacy Network Regulations

Latest annual report

Contact details:
Address: 3rd Floor, Sir Brian Dunfield Building, P.O. Box 13004, Stn. “A” / St. John’s, NL  A1B 3V8
Telephone: (709)729-6309
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