Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner
February 23, 2018

Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner – Report P-2018-001 Released

The Information and Privacy Commissioner, Donovan Molloy, has released his Report P-2018-001 under authority of the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act, 2015. 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

Report:P-2018-001
Report Date:February 22, 2018
Public Body:City of St. John’s
Summary: After experiencing an assault while on duty, a parking enforcement officer asked another City employee to access the alleged assailant’s personal information stored on the Motor Registration Database. That employee accessed the personal information requested and provided it to the parking enforcement officer. After conducting an own motion investigation, the Commissioner found that the City had not discharged its duty pursuant to section 64(1)(a) of the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act, 2015 to take reasonable steps to safeguard personal information against unauthorized access, use or disclosure. The Commissioner recommended that the City ensure all its employees receive adequate privacy training, renew its Information Sharing Agreement with Service NL, and do more to foster a privacy culture, especially within its Department of Planning, Engineering and Regulatory Services.

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