Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner
August 16, 2017
Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner – Report P-2017-003 Released
The Information and Privacy Commissioner, Donovan Molloy, Q.C., has released Report P-2017-003 under authority of the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act.
A summary of the Report is included below.
To view the Report in its entirety, go to ATIPPA Privacy Reports at www.oipc.nl.ca/reports/commissioner
|Summary:||After publicly posting salary disclosures pursuant to the Public Sector Compensation Transparency Act (the PSCTA), the Public Body was advised by a journalist that there appeared to be disclosures in regards to officers of the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary (RNC) that had been exempted from disclosure. Additional review identified the disclosure of a substantial amount of other personal information outside of that authorized for disclosure by the PSCTA. The Commissioner conducted an own motion investigation pursuant to section 73(3) of the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act, 2015 (the ATIPPA, 2015 or the Act). The investigation determined that there were breaches of privacy pursuant to the ATIPPA, 2015. The breaches, while inadvertent, could have been avoided by the employment of adequate safeguards, resources and review processes.|
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