Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner
January 26, 2018

Commissioner Releases Privacy Breach Notification Statistics October 1 - December 31, 2017

In our most recent reporting period (October 1 - December 31, 2017), the OIPC received 59 privacy breach reports under the ATIPPA, 2015 from 20 public bodies. This is up from the 40 reports from 15 public bodies received in the previous reporting period.

Privacy breach reports to the Commissioner are used primarily to allow the OIPC to advise public bodies about the breach response process, to discuss ways to avoid similar breaches and also to target specific issues or public bodies for privacy training.

If any public body would like the OIPC to deliver training regarding privacy breaches, or any other topic relating to access or privacy, contact our Office to arrange a time.

Summary by Public Body
City of St. John's 2
College of the North Atlantic 3
Department of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour 7
Department of Children, Seniors and Social Development 4
Department of Education and Early Childhood Development 1
Department of Finance 1
Department of Fisheries and Land Resources 1
Human Resource Secretariat 5
Department of Justice & Public Safety 2
Department of Service NL 10
Department of Transportation and Works 1
Eastern Health 4
Executive Council 1
Newfoundland and Labrador English School District 3
Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation 3
Newfoundland and Labrador Legal Aid Commission 4
Public Service Commission 1
Town of Labrador City 1
Town of Lewisporte 1
Workplace NL 4
Summary by Type
Email 22
Other 12
Mail Out 12
In Person 8
Intentional (i.e. willful breach) 3
Technical Malfunction 2

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Media contact
Sean Murray
Director of Research and Quality Assurance
(709) 729-6309

2018 01 26                                                   11:25 a.m.