Competition watchdog warned after refusing access to motor insurance records
Competition and Consumer Protection Commission reminded of its responsibilities of disclosure under Freedom of Information
The state’s competition watchdog has been warned by the Office of the Information Commissioner (OIC) that it must act in line with Freedom of Information legislation.
In a recent determination shared with the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC), the Information Commissioner reminded the watchdog of its responsibilities under the legislation, and asked that it have “due regard to the powers of the Commissioner in future reviews”.
The OIC had been reviewing whether the CCPC was justified in refusing access to various records in relation to its investigation into the motor insurance industry sought by the Business Post.