πŸ“ˆ 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. ‡

​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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