Report Into Sunshine List Privacy Breach Released

The Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner has released a report on the posting salaries of some RNC members.

After publicly posting salary disclosures pursuant to the Public Sector Compensation Transparency Act (the PSCTA), the Public Body was advised by a journalist that there appeared to be disclosures in regards to officers of the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary (RNC) that had been exempted from disclosure.

Additional review identified the disclosure of a substantial amount of other personal information outside of that authorized for disclosure by the Public Sector Compensation Transparency Act. The Commissioner conducted an own motion investigation.

The investigation determined that there were breaches of privacy.

The breaches, while inadvertent, could have been avoided by the employment of adequate safeguards, resources and review processes.