The public interest override
Reading between the lines
There’s been a lot of buzz lately about the public interest override (PIO).
Particularly since the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak, I’ve been involved in a lot of conversations about that most tricky of freedom of information (FOI) clauses, including questions like:
- What scenarios might reasonably constitute a public interest override?
- What are the responsibilities associated with ensuring that information disclosed using the public interest override is done with as little risk as possible?
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