Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner
May 1, 2019

Commissioner Releases Privacy Breach Notification Statistics January 1 – March 31, 2019

In our most recent reporting period (January 1 - March 31, 2019), the OIPC received 75 privacy breach reports from 21 public bodies under the ATIPPA, 2015. This is a 56% increase in the number of breaches from the previous reporting period and is higher than the number of breaches reported quarterly in 2018, which fluctuated between 58 and 59 breaches per quarter.

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 Corner Brook 1
City of St. John's 4
College of the North Atlantic 6
Dept. of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour 9
Dept. of Children, Seniors and Social Development 7
Dept. of Finance 1
Dept. of Justice and Public Safety 7
Dept. of Transportation and Works 1
House of Assembly 1
Human Resource Secretariat 2
Human Rights Commission 1
Memorial University 8
Newfoundland and Labrador English School District 3
Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation 4
Newfoundland and Labrador Legal Aid Commission 3
Royal Newfoundland Constabulary 1
Service NL 8
Town of Conception Bay South 2
Town of Gander 2
Town of Paradise 1
Western Integrated Health Authority 3
Summary by Type
Email 34
Fax 3
In Person 7
(i.e. willful breach)
Mail Out 19
Other 10

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Media contact
Sean Murray
Director of Research and Quality Assurance

2019 05 01                              3:25 p.m.