Mar 162019
 March 16, 2019  Posted by  Breaches, Govt, Non-U.S.

Juanita Mercer reports:

St. John’s Coun. Wally Collins was not aware he had breached an individual’s privacy when he forwarded a traffic report to two residents in October last year, a city spokesperson wrote in an emailed statement to The Telegram.

“The breach was a result of a mistake on his part and Councillor Collins apologizes for his error,” reads a part of the statement.

According to the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner (OIPC), the breach contained the personal information of an individual that was not highly sensitive, such as their personal contact information that is not otherwise available publicly.

Even so, all members of council are being scheduled for privacy training “in the near future,” according to the emailed statement from the city spokesperson.

Read more on The Telegram.


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