How government protects your privacy

Collection of information on what happens in the event of a privacy breach and what you can do.

This collection provides you with information on privacy breaches, what to do if you believe there has been a privacy breach relating to your personal information, how to submit a privacy complaint and the protocols government follows during a privacy breach.

In the event of a privacy breach (or suspected privacy breach), there are protocols government follows. There are also steps you can take to deal with a privacy breach or submit a privacy complaint.

If you’re concerned about how your personal information has been handled, you can also contact Information Access and Privacy Services for help.

Submit a privacy complaint

Submit a privacy complaint if you believe your privacy has been compromised due to the mishandling of your personal information.

Privacy breach of personal information

What a privacy breach is, what steps the government takes to resolve breaches, how to report a breach and how to file a complaint.

How to deal with a privacy breach of your personal information

What steps you can take if your personal information was breached in April 2018. The breach includes any Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIPOP) request documents sent or received between April 2016 and April 2018.

Manage a privacy breach: protocol and forms

The protocol that the Government of Nova Scotia follows if a privacy breach occurs.