Blog Archive (Year: 2016)

September 2, 2016 - Kayla Oishi, Analyst

Information Security and Data Privacy

I recently participated in a webinar entitled “The Dos and Don’ts of Information Security and Data Privacy”. The webinar itself was aimed more towards individuals who work in the IT field, however it got me thinking; how can something such as data and information security be recognized and protected by every aspect of a company,... read more

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September 1, 2016 - Diane Aldridge, Director of Compliance

The Search for Personal Health Information

When a patient makes an access to information request for his or her personal health information, the search for responsive records may not be as easy as just checking out the health records department. The Health Information Protection Act (HIPA) applies to all personal health information in the custody or control of the trustee. All... read more

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July 28, 2016 - Dale Beck, Director, Office of Residential Tenancies

De-identified Decisions

The Office of Residential Tenancies (ORT) recently began posting its decisions to CanLII. You can find them here. There is an understandable interest among landlords in the names of tenants who have a history with the ORT, particularly those evicted repeatedly for non-payment of rent. As a result of media coverage, some individual tenants are... read more

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July 20, 2016 - Sharon Young, Analyst

Unauthorized Access

This blog is focused on the unauthorized access to electronic health records for purposes such as curiosity, concern, personal gain, spite, or boredom, and the harm that results from such unauthorized access. I note that the majority of trustee employees or individuals in service of a trustee (including physicians) access electronic health records for purposes... read more

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