Outcomes - Selected Case Summaries



Individual’s details discussed in Parliament

Informal Resolution | 11 November 2021

A complainant raised concerns about her work permit renewal being discussed in a meeting of the Finance Committee in Parliament, which she believed was a violation of the sixth and seventh data protection principles and section 8 of the DPA. She was seeking compensation for damages.

We reviewed the complaint but did not support it since parliamentary privilege applies to the statements under the Legislative Assembly (Immunities, Powers and Privileges) Act (2015 Revision). As well, the DPA requires any claim for compensation for damages suffered as a consequence of the actions of a data controller to be pursued in court. We advised the complainant to submit a subject access request (a request for her own personal data) to learn more about the apparent disclosure of her personal data by her former employer.