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Breach Notification Decisions


In 2010, under the Personal Information Protection Act, Alberta became the first jurisdiction in Canada to require breach notification from private sector organizations where there exists "a real risk of significant harm" to an individual as a result of the loss or unauthorized access to or disclosure of personal information.

The Commissioner publicly makes available the decisions where a real risk of significant harm was identified and notification to affected individuals was required. Decisions where there was no real risk of significant harm identified are not published.

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Decision Date Body
P2017-ND-46 Mar 9 2017 United on Whyte Pastoral Charge
Summary: The organization experienced a break-in and a laptop was stolen from a locked office. The laptop... [More]
P2017-ND-45 Mar 8 2017 Safe for Home Products LLC d/b/a Naturepedic
Summary: The organization learned that encrypted malware was placed on its website. The malware copied... [More]
P2017-ND-44 Mar 7 2017 H & R Block Canada, Inc.
Summary: A customer was inadvertently handed an envelope that contained a tax return summary of another... [More]
P2017-ND-43 Mar 6 2017 College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta
Summary: The organization's practice visitor realized a CD storing patient information was missing. Despite... [More]
P2017-ND-42 Mar 6 2017 car2go Canada Ltd.
Summary: The organization found there had been a brute force attack against its system whereby unauthorized... [More]
P2017-ND-41 Mar 6 2017 MicroDAQ.com Ltd.
Summary: The organization learned that a third party embedded malware onto its ecommerce website that... [More]
P2017-ND-40 Mar 6 2017 Shutterstock Music Canada ULC dba Premium Beat
Summary: The organization became aware of unauthorized access to its database through a vulnerability in a... [More]
P2017-ND-39 Mar 6 2017 EVO Payments International Corp. - Canada
Summary: Another company informed the organization that one of its former employees had accessed an... [More]
P2017-ND-37 Mar 1 2017 Gianni Pezzente Professional Corporation
Summary: A vehicle was broken into and a backpack was stolen. The backpack contained tax returns and may... [More]
P2017-ND-35 Feb 24 2017 Loblaw Companies Limited
Summary: The organization confirmed member accounts had been targeted by threat actors operating in the dark... [More]
P2017-ND-33 Feb 21 2017 The Topps Company, Inc.
Summary: Malware was installed on the organization's website and the intruder(s) may have accessed the... [More]
P2017-ND-32 Feb 21 2017 Marin Software Incorporated
Summary: An unauthorized individual sent an email requesting employee payroll information and 2016 W-2... [More]
P2017-ND-31 Feb 7 2017 United Farmers of Alberta Co-operative Limited
Summary: The organization received an email from an unauthorized individual requesting that an email address... [More]
P2017-ND-30 Feb 2 2017 B. Lane, Inc. d/b/a Fashion to Figure
Summary: The organization discovered that malware was installed on it website, which was managed by a third... [More]
P2017-ND-29 Feb 2 2017 Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada
Summary: The organization mailed investment confirmation notices. Some recipients received investment... [More]
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