Acting Information and Privacy Commissioner Publicly Releases Investigation Report F2002-IR-001

April 23, 2002

Frank Work, Q.C., Acting Information and Privacy Commissioner, publicly released an investigation report into a complaint about Fort McMurray Catholic Schools (the Public Body).

The Complaint in this matter dealt with a school’s public disclosure of a student’s results on Provincial Achievement Assessment (PAA) tests, as well as with the ongoing PAA results recognition practices at Fort McMurray Catholic Schools. The Investigator found that the 1999 disclosure had been an unreasonable invasion of the student’s privacy, failing to respect the full requirements of sections 40(1)(b) and 17(2)(j) and 17(3). The Investigator also found that the current practices of the school district concerning recognition of student results allow for the proper application of the disclosure provision in section 40(1)(b).