What is a Privacy Breach?

Unauthorized collection, use, disclosure or disposal of personal information.

What is a Cybersecurity Breach?

Unauthorized access, disclosure, modification or disruption of information, systems and services. 

It is an inclusive term that refers to either of the following:  

  • Information leakage that is undesirable to the interests of the organization 
  • An adverse event within the managed network that poses a threat to computers or the network infrastructure security with respect to confidentiality, integrity, and availability and appears to be the result of actions by a third party

Reporting a Breach

Employees have a duty to familiarize themselves with this policy, all applicable government Acts and Regulations, and to complete the security awareness training provided by the University.  

Employees' supervisors have an obligation to ensure the information and data risks in their department are fully understood by all direct reports and that adequate and appropriate security measures are in place.  

Employees have a duty to report any privacy, confidentiality or security breaches, immediately upon discovery, to persons within Acadia responsible for securing and/or reporting the breach.