Blog Archive (Year: 2015)

March 4, 2015 - Chantal Bernier, LL.B., LL.M, Dentons Canada LLP, former Interim Privacy Commissioner of Canada, Senior fellow, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Ottawa

ISO/IEC 27018 Standard for Privacy on the Cloud – The Meaning for Public Bodies

Thanks to the foresight of Jennifer Stoddard, then Privacy Commissioner of Canada, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) was a significant contributor to the drafting of ISO/IEC Standard 27018 – A Code of Practice for PII protection in public clouds acting as PII processors. The Standard was adopted on April 25, 2014.... read more

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February 27, 2015 - Kayla Oishi, Early Resolution Officer and Sharon Young, Analyst

‘Need-to-Know’ in the Workplace: When is it Crossing the Line?

Here at the IPC, we deal with a lot of phone calls from the public about various topics. Lately there seems to be a reoccurring pattern that we feel needs to be addressed: managers/supervisors requesting too much information when an employee is away from the office due to illness (or other medical-related reasons). Situations like... read more

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February 11, 2015 - Ron Kruzeniski, Information and Privacy Commissioner

February 7 – A Red Letter Day

I became the Saskatchewan Information and Privacy Commissioner on July 1, 2014 and as new commissioners do, decided to take a look at the processes used in the office. I had utilized lean methodology in the past and I thought it was a perfect opportunity to try it again. The office engaged Mr. David Bankey... read more

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February 9, 2015 - Tim Kasprick, Privacy and Access Consultant, Sunrise Health Region

The Importance of Securing Patient Information

I am the Privacy and Access Consultant of the Sunrise Health Region and staff consult me on a regular basis for privacy advice including when a privacy breach has occurred. I was recently consulted during a privacy breach that occurred when a list of patients admitted to a particular ward of our hospital was found... read more

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