The first threat was in a letter to the Information and Privacy Commissioner dated July 19, 2018
While the treat is quite clear, please note the other highlights of this letter:
OK, slow down, if I understand the threat here . . . they are upset that:
ALL I DID WAS ADVISE THE PERSONS INVOLVED THAT I HAD ACCESS TO THEIR INFORMATION
Well, threats are the only way to make sure the individuals involved don't know that there has been a data breach at all. The GNWT is not under any obligation to do anything:
Many jurisdictions in Canada place an obligation on public bodies to report breaches to the individuals involved if there is a "real risk of significant harm."
The Northwest Territories is not one of those jurisdictions.
They aren't under any obligation to do anything. In fact, they don't have to inform anyone . . . ever
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.
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