Textbook Key

F: Foundations of Information Privacy and Data Protection

US: U.S. Private-sector Privacy

C: Canadian Privacy

E: European Privacy

G: U.S. Government Privacy

IT: Privacy in Information Technology

M: Privacy Program Management

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Privacy Breach (Canadian)

A privacy breach occurs when there is unauthorized access, collection, use or disclosure of personal information. Such activity is “unauthorized” if it occurs in contravention of applicable privacy legislation, such as PIPEDA or similar provincial privacy legislation.

Reference(s) in IAPP Certification Textbooks: C137

Associated term(s): Data Breach, Privacy Breach Response (Canadian)