Privacy Breaches: A Mitigation and Prevention Primer

Posted: May 09, 2017 | Last Updated: May 09, 2017

A privacy breach is typically defined as the unauthorized use of, or access to, personal information or personal health information. In most cases, privacy breaches involve stolen, lost, or mistakenly disclosed personal information about clients, patients, students, or employees. Ideally, an organization should prioritize the creation of a privacy breach response plan because, more often than not, an immediate response is crucial and therefore, it is necessary to establish a plan before a breach occurs. In Privacy Breaches In Manitoba: A Mitigation and Prevention Primer, lawyer Andrew J.D. Buck broaches the topics of: legislation and requirements regarding notification, the current and future landscape of privacy breaches, components of a breach response plan, and breach prevention strategies.