A privacy breach is the loss of, unauthorized access to, or disclosure of, personal information.
Some of the most common privacy breaches happen when personal information is stolen, lost or mistakenly shared. A privacy breach may also be a consequence of faulty business procedures or operational breakdowns.
Learn more about privacy breaches and the obligations of organizations if they experience a breach.
Find information about your obligations when responding to a breach and reporting a breach to the OPC.
Find breach guidelines for Government of Canada institutions and information about reporting a breach to the OPC.
Get advice on how to prevent and address employee snooping.
Find information to help organizations reduce the risks associated with using portable storage devices to store personal information.
Access links to news releases and announcements related to privacy breaches reported to or investigated by the OPC.
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