TITLE

Confidential Information and Governments: Balancing the Public's Right to Access Government Records and an Oil and Gas Company's Right to Protect its Confidential Information

AUTHOR(S)
Burns, Stephen D.; Newhook, Todd; Gittens, Sébastien A.
PUB. DATE
April 2014
SOURCE
Dalhousie Law Journal;Spring2014, Vol. 37 Issue 1, p119
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This paper explores the relationship between the public's right to access records in the custody or under the control of the government with the oil and gas industry's need to protect Its confidential information from disclosure. Focusing on practical issues, the authors review the law of confidence, the structure of the access to information legislation and related case law, the public policy considerations supporting same, and some of the risks and pitfalls that organizations can avoid if they consider such legislation when interacting with public bodies.
ACCESSION #
99666327

 

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