Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner
May 26, 2017
Investigation Results in Charges under the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act, 2015
Information and Privacy Commissioner Donovan Molloy, Q.C. announced today that an individual has been charged with three offences pursuant to section 115 of the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act, 2015. The charge results from an investigation conducted after a complaint from a member of the public. The individual charged is an employee of the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary and is alleged to have improperly accessed personal information.
The Commissioner was informed by the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary of the privacy breaches when they were discovered.
The first appearance on the matter is set for Monday, June 19, 2017, at Provincial Court in St. John’s.
Newfoundland and Labrador’s Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act, 2015 establishes rules for the collection, use and disclosure of personal information by public bodies and requires that personal information be maintained in a secure manner.
The Commissioner’s role includes oversight of both the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act, 2015 and the Personal Health Information Act and the investigation of alleged breaches of the privacy requirements imposed upon public bodies and their employees.
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Donovan Molloy, Q.C.
Information and Privacy Commissioner
2017 05 26 10:45 a.m.