Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner
August 2, 2019

Commissioner Releases Privacy Breach Notification Statistics April 1 – June 30 2019

In our most recent reporting period (April 1 – June 30, 2019), the OIPC received 63 privacy breach reports from 23 public bodies under the ATIPPA, 2015. This is a decrease from the 75 breaches reported in the in the previous reporting period; however, the number of public bodies increased from 21 to 23.

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

Central Health

1

City of Mount Pearl

1

City of St. John's

6

College of the North Atlantic

4

Department of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour

3

Department of Children, Seniors and Social Development

5

Department of Education and Early Childhood Development

1

Department of Finance

1

Department of Fisheries and Land Resources

1

Department of Service NL

5

Department of Transportation and Works

1

Eastern Health

1

House of Assembly

2

Human Resource Secretariat

3

Memorial University

4

Nalcor Energy

4

Newfoundland and Labrador English School District

1

Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation

2

Newfoundland and Labrador Legal Aid Commission

10

Newfoundland Labrador Liquor Corporation

1

Public Service Commission

1

Royal Newfoundland Constabulary

2

Workplace NL

3

 

Summary by Type

Email

29

Fax

3

In Person

7

Intentional (i.e. willful breach)

1

Mail Out

13

Other

6

Technical Malfunction

4


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Media contact
Janet O’Reilly
Senior Access and Privacy Analyst
709-729-6309

2019 08 02                              9:20 a.m.