Privacy Advisor

Breach notification decisions handed down

Regular readers of this column will recall that previously we wrote about amendments to the Alberta Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA) that came into effect May 1, 2010. One of the amendments requires that organizations covered by PIPA notify the province’s privacy commissioner of a loss of, unauthorized access to or disclosure of personal information where a reasonable person would consider that there exists a “real risk of significant harm” to an individual.

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