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Exemption Grid
Access to Information Act and Privacy Act Exemption Grid
This chart is meant for general reference only. The Acts should be consulted for more specific details concerning the exemptions. Please see below for the links.
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​Access Section​
​Privacy Section​
Subject
Comments
n/a
18(2)
exempt bank information
information contained in a personal information bank designated as an exempt bank
13(1)
19(1)
information obtained in confidence
obtained in confidence from a foreign, international, provincial, municipal or aboriginal government
14
20
federal-provincial affairs
injurious to the conduct of federal-provincial affairs
15(1)
21
international affairs and defence
injurious to the conduct of international affairs, defence of Canada
16(1)
22(1)
law enforcement and investigation
information obtained/prepared by a government institution that is an investigative body; information relating to investigative techniques or plans for specific lawful investigations; injurious to enforcement of any law of Canada; injurious to the security of penal institutions
16(2)
n/a
security
reasonably expected to facilitate the commission of an offence
16(3)
22(2)
policing services for provinces or municipalities
information obtained/prepared by the RCMP while performing policing services for a province or municipality
16.1
22.1
relating to investigations, examinations and audits
information obtained/created by the Auditor General, Commissioner of Official Languages, Information Commissioner or Privacy Commissioner in the course of an investigation, examination or audit
16.2
n/a
investigations
information obtained/created by the Commissioner of Lobbying in the course of an investigation
16.3
n/a
investigation, examination or review
information obtained/created by a person who conducts an investigation, examination or review in the performance of their functions under the Canada Elections Act
16.4
22.2
investigation or settlement
information obtained/created by the Public Sector Integrity Commissioner in the course of an investigation or in an attempt to reach a settlement pursuant to the Public Servants Disclosure Protection Act
16.5
22.3
disclosure pursuant to the Public Servants Disclosure Act
information created for the purpose of making a disclosure under the Public Servants Disclosure Act or an investigation into a disclosure under that Act
17
25
safety of individuals
disclosure could reasonably be expected to threaten the safety of individuals
n/a
23
security clearances
information obtained/prepared by an investigative body in determining whether to grant security clearances
n/a
24
individuals sentenced for an offence
information collected/obtained by Correctional Service Canada or the National Parole Board while the individual was under sentence for an offence
18
n/a
economic interests of Canada
trade secrets/financial/ commercial/scientific/technical information belonging to the Government of Canada; information that would prejudice the competitive position of a government institution/interfere with contractual or negotiations; scientific or technical information obtained through research by an employee, the disclosure of which could deprive the officer or employee of priority of publication; information the disclosure of which could be materially injurious to the financial interests of a government institution
18.1
n/a
economic interests
trade secrets, financial, commercial, scientific or technical information that belongs to and is consistently treated as confidential to the Canada Post Corporation; Export Development Canada; the Public Sector Pension Investment Board; or VIA Rail Canada Incorporated
19(1)
26
personal information
personal information about an individual other than the individual who made the request
20(1)
n/a
third party information
information belonging to a third party that contains trade secrets, financial, commercial, scientific or technical information; information that could result in material financial loss or gain to, prejudice the competitive position; information that could interfere with contractual negotiations
20.1
n/a
third party investment information
investment information received in confidence from a third party by the Public Sector Pension Investment Board
20.2
n/a
third party investment information
investment information received in confidence from a third party by the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board
20.4
n/a
details of a contract or the identity of a donor
contract details for services of a performing artist/the identity of a donor who made a donation in confidence to the National Arts Centre Corporation
21(1)
n/a
advice etc.
Advice/recommendations, consultations/deliberations, positions/plans for negotiations, or plans about personnel management that have not yet been put into operation
22
n/a
testing procedures, tests and audits
information relating to testing or auditing procedures or techniques or details of specific tests to be given or audits to be conducted
22.1
n/a
internal audits
draft report of an internal audit of a government institution
23
27
solicitor-client privilege
information subject to solicitor-client privilege
24
n/a
statutory prohibitions
information the disclosure of which is restricted by a provision set out in Schedule II
n/a
28
medical records
Personal information that relates to the physical or mental health of the individual
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