The Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages (the Registrar) decides whether to grant or deny applications for access to information.
In making a decision, the Registrar will take into account factors including:
- Protecting the privacy of the person(s) to whom the information relates
- The sensitivity of the information
- Whether an applicant has an adequate reason for access
- Other relevant factors
The law gives the Registrar (or delegate) broad decision-making powers. The Registrar’s discretion is not limited by the factors listed above.