Blog Archive (Year: 2015)

November 10, 2015 - Sharon Young, Analyst

Privacy Impact Assessments

A Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) is a process that enables organizations to be proactive in ensuring that a project, program or process is planned or designed in such a way that mitigates or eliminates privacy impacts. What is a privacy impact? A privacy impact is when there are inadequate safeguards to protect information/personal health information,... read more

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September 28, 2015 - Kayla Oishi, Early Resolution Officer

What is Right to Know Week?

September 28, 2015 is International Right to Know Day. Over the week, privacy professionals from more than 40 countries around the world will be looking forward to news and information concerning the individual’s right to know and government accountability and transparency. What is the Right to Know? The “Right to Know” is the citizen’s right... read more

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September 22, 2015 - Ron Kruzeniski, Information and Privacy Commissioner

Snooping: When Will People Learn?

Before being appointed Commissioner, my reading, studying and listening to the media caused me to really be concerned about staff snooping into personal information (PI) or personal health information (PHI) when there was no need to be looking. Before being appointed, I attended a conference where a speaker on security said the greatest problem for... read more

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August 24, 2015 - Melanie Coyle, Analyst

Surveillance in Personal Care Homes: A Case Study

We often get questions from those working in personal care homes and family members of the residents about the use of hidden video surveillance. So we thought we would share some of our thoughts on the issue. Imagine this scenario: Family members of Jane, an elderly woman with dementia, suspect that she is being mistreated... read more

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