44 Reason for refusal to be given

Where an information privacy request made by an individual is refused, the agency shall,—

(a)

subject to section 32, give to the individual—

(i)

the reason for its refusal; and

(ii)

if the individual so requests, the grounds in support of that reason, unless the giving of those grounds would itself prejudice the interests protected by section 27 or section 28 or section 29 and (in the case of the interests protected by section 28) there is no countervailing public interest; and

(b)

give to the individual information concerning the individual’s right, by way of complaint under section 67 to the Commissioner, to seek an investigation and review of the refusal.

Compare: 1982 No 156 s 19; 1987 No 8 s 4(2); 1987 No 174 s 18