Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner
August 29, 2018

Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner – Report P-2018-005 Released

The Information and Privacy Commissioner, Donovan Molloy, has released his Report
P-2018-005 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, please go to ATIPPA Privacy Reports at:
www.oipc.nl.ca/reports/commissioner

Report: P-2018-005
Report Date: August 29, 2018
Public Body: Human Resource Secretariat
Summary: The Complainant alleged that Human Resource Secretariat (HRS) had breached his privacy by improperly collecting and disclosing his personal information to a third party. The complaint arose when HRS required his 2015 and 2016 Canada Revenue Agency Notice of Assessments (NOAs), (later just the RRSP assessment limit portion of the NOAs) in the course of accommodating the Complainant’s request to have his severance allowance transferred directly by HRS to his RRSP account. HRS acknowledged it had not acted in accordance with the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act, 2015 (ATIPPA, 2015), by improperly disclosing the Complainant’s personal information to a third party and that it could do more in terms of reviewing information collection policies and the protections in place to safeguard personal information in its custody and control. The Commissioner concluded that HRS had breached the Complainant’s privacy by improperly disclosing his personal information to a third party and inadequately protecting it. The Commissioner recommended improvements to HRS policies and procedures.

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2018 08 29                             11:15 a.m.