Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner
April 25, 2018

Commissioner Releases Privacy Breach Notification Statistics January 1 – March 31, 2018

In our most recent reporting period (January 1 — March 31, 2018), the OIPC received 58 privacy breach reports under the ATIPPA, 2015 from 22 public bodies. This is down from the 59 reports from 20 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
Arts NL 1
City of St. John's 3
College of the North Atlantic 4
Dept. of Advanced Education, Skills & Labour 3
Dept. of Children, Seniors & Social Development 7
Dept. of Fisheries & Land Resources 1
Dept. of Health & Community Services 1
Human Resource Secretariat 4
Dept. of Justice & Public Safety 2
Dept. of Service NL 10
Dept. of Tourism, Culture, Industry, & Innovation 1
Eastern Health 4
Eastern Regional Service Board 1
Memorial University of Newfoundland 4
Newfoundland and Labrador English School District 3
Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation 2
Newfoundland and Labrador Legal Aid Commission 1
Royal Newfoundland Constabulary 2
Town of Portugal Cove-St. Philip's 1
Town of Wabana 1
Workplace NL 1
Summary by Type
Mail Out 17
Email 15
Other 13
In Person 5
Intentional (i.e. willful breach) 3
Technical Malfunction 2
Courier 1
Fax 1
Telephone 1

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Media contact
Sean Murray
Director of Research and Quality Assurance

2018 04 25                                                   4:00 p.m.