Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner
April 17, 2019

Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner – Report P-2019-001 Released

The Information and Privacy Commissioner, Victoria Woodworth-Lynas, has released her Report P-2019-001 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, please go to www.oipc.nl.ca/reports/commissioner

Report:P-2019-001
Report Date:April 16, 2019
Public Body:Royal Newfoundland Constabulary
Summary: An employee of the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary (“RNC”) accessed a form containing the personal information of the Complainant (an RNC employee) and disclosed the personal information to other employees. The RNC acknowledged that this was a privacy breach of the Complainant’s personal information. The Commissioner concluded that the Complainant’s personal information was not properly protected under section 64 (protection of personal information) of the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act, 2015 (“ATIPPA, 2015”) and was improperly disclosed under section 68 (disclosure of personal information) of the ATIPPA, 2015. The Commissioner recommended that the RNC provide ATIPPA, 2015 privacy training to the specific division of the RNC where the breach occurred. The Commissioner further recommended that the RNC communicate to all employees that personal information must be protected and only accessed and disclosed in accordance with the ATIPPA, 2015.

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2019 04 17                              2:50 p.m.