Alberta OIPC’s 2022 PIPA Breach Report – Trends and Key Takeaways

John Cassell, Imran Ahmad,and Miranda Sharpe of Norton Rose Fulbright write:

On July 27, 2022, the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Alberta (OIPC) released its 2022 PIPA Breach Report.[1] The report analyzes the nearly 2,000 breach reports[2] received by the OIPC during the ten year period since reporting was mandated in Alberta under the Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA)[3].

The PIPA Breach Report represents a rare and unique opportunity to obtain key insights from a leading Canadian privacy and data protection regulator regarding cybersecurity trends from matters reported to its office as well as guidance regarding the considerations taken into account in determining whether the applicable breach reporting threshold in Alberta (a real risk of a significant harm (RROSH) to an individual) has been triggered in the event of a breach.[4]

Read more at Data Protection Report.

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