Blog Archive (Year: 2016)

December 28, 2016 - Melanie Coyle, Analyst

Deemed Consent in HIPA – What is it?

We have received a lot of positive feedback on our IPC Guide to HIPA resource. Thanks for your input! At the same time, some people have expressed concern over our definition of deemed consent. We have since updated the Guide and our definition of deemed consent. We also thought it would be a good opportunity... read more

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December 16, 2016 - Ron Kruzeniski, Information and Privacy Commissioner

Insurance Brokers Snooping

One thing my office does is investigate breaches of the disclosure of personal information or personal health information.  Once upon a time that would have involved accessing paper files appropriately, determining why medical files were found in a dumpster, why paper files were stolen while in a brief case in someone’s car.  Those things can... read more

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December 1, 2016 - Kayla Oishi, Analyst

Open Government in Urban Communities

As a city, town, village or municipality, there is a distinct responsibility laid out in various laws to be transparent, open and accountable.  Cities, towns, villages and municipalities are local authorities for purposes of LA FOIP.  Some local authorities are working to meet those duties through open government initiatives. What is Open Government? Open government... read more

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November 15, 2016 - Sharon Young, Analyst

Transitory Records and Access-to-Information Requests

What are transitory records? The Provincial Archives of Saskatchewan defines transitory records as: Records of temporary usefulness that are needed only for a limited period of time, to complete a routine task or to prepare an ongoing document. Also, exact copies of official records made for convenience of reference. These records are not required to... read more

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