Investigation of refusal to provide information about staff working on vaccine approvals and immunisation programmes

Legislation:
Official Information Act 1982
Legislation display text:
Official Information Act 1982, ss 9(2)(a), 9(2)(g)(ii)
Agency:
Ministry of Health
Ombudsman:
Ron Paterson
Case number(s):
295849
Issue date:
Format:
PDF,
Word
Language:
English

The requester made several requests for a range of information related to vaccine approval processes, including details of Ministry of Health staff working on vaccine approvals. Her request for information about staff was refused under section 9(2)(a) of the Official Information Act 1982 (OIA) in order to protect the privacy of natural persons. Based on the information before me I have formed the opinion that section 9(2)(a) and section 9(2)(g)(ii) provided good reason to refuse parts of the requests, but that the balance of the requested information should be supplied.

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