Form 17: Request for confidentiality

Who should use this form?

A person who is filing a request for confidentiality in respect of a document that they are filing.


To request that documents filed with the Agency be treated confidentially and not be placed on the public record.

When should you file this form?

At the same time as you file a document with the Agency for which you are claiming confidentiality.

What happens next?

A party may oppose your request for confidentiality within 5 business days after the day on which they receive it by filing a request for disclosure. You may respond to any request for disclosure in accordance with subsection 31(4) (Form 14) within 3 business days after the day on which you receive the request for disclosure.

The Agency will consider whether to grant the request after reviewing all the submissions of the parties.

If the Agency denies your request for confidentiality, your document will be placed on the public record.

If your request is granted, the Agency may order that a part or the whole document be placed on the confidential record or be provided to the other parties on the basis that it be kept strictly confidential.

Refer to section 31 of the Dispute Adjudication Rules for more information.

Collection of personal information

For more information, please refer to our Personal Information Collection Statement.

What do I need before I begin?

You will need to provide:

  • One public version of the document from which the confidential information has been redacted, which is sent to all parties; and
  • One confidential version of the document , which:
    • contains and identifies the confidential information that was redacted from the public version; and
    • states “CONTAINS CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION” on the top of each page.

 The confidential version is only filed with the Agency at this stage in the proceedings.

Part 1 of 3: Identification

Case identification
Contact information
Who is filing this form?
Does the Agency have up-to-date contact information for you? Required

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