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Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act

Employees cannot disclose personal information received while performing services for a public body

I received emails after my employment ended and I was no longer providing services for the public body. 


Further, I had continuing access to PeopleSoft  after my employment ended and I was no longer providing services for the public body.


This section of the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act does not apply to me because it does not apply to any information received :

  • after I ceased to be an employee, and/or
  • after I ceased to perform services for the public body 

Former employees do not owe the same duties as current employees

The duties owed by former employees under the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act are limited to not disclosing any personal information received in the performance of services for a public body.


I would think that there should be an obligation for the GNWT to disclose breaches involving information being sent to former employees  (although there is not currently such a duty).

Mandatory Breach Reporting has been a long time coming! Now is the time!!! contact your MLA!!!

Your MLA can introduce the necessary changes to the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act that will require that breaches are reported and  not covered up under threat of legal action.

Contact Your MLA