After a career in the communications field in the private and public sectors, Michel-André Roy became the Oversight division director for the Commission d’accès à l’information du Québec in February 2017.
As such, his division is responsible for the application of the Act respecting access to documents held by public bodies and the protection of personal information. In order to fulfill its mandate, this section carries out investigations to ensure that public bodies and private businesses comply with the provisions of the Act respecting access and the Private Sector Act. The Oversight Division is also responsible for promoting access to documents and for protecting personal information.
The Oversight Division of the Commission also examines requests for authorization to receive personal information, without the consent of the persons concerned, for study, research or statistical purposes.
In addition to the above-mentioned powers, the Oversight Division of the Commission, upon request or on its own initiative, issues opinions on the protection of personal information or access to information in various fields.