Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner
March 14, 2018

Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner – Report P-2018-002 Released

The Information and Privacy Commissioner, Donovan Molloy, has released his Report P-2018-002 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-2018-002
Report Date:March 13, 2018
Public Body:Department of Fisheries and Land Resources
Summary: A technical error allowed some employees in the Department of Fisheries and Land Resources (FLR) to access, without authorization, files containing personal information of other employees. The Commissioner conducted an own motion investigation pursuant to section 73 of the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act, 2015. The Commissioner concluded that privacy breaches occurred, and that FLR failed to implement reasonable safeguards as required by section 64 of ATIPPA, 2015. While acknowledging FLR’s efforts to date in responding to the breach, the Commissioner recommended additional measures.

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