Amendments to the FOIP Regulations

Chief Information Officer of Canada bans WeChat and Kaspersky applications from government-issued mobile devices

Ontario IPC investigates hospital breaches

Toronto Public Library breach

Federal public servants information breached

Ontario IPC issues draft digital charter for schools

Federal Commissioner posts personal information glossary

Federal Treasury Board Data Theft-OPC investigates

Spyware used by 13 federal agencies

BC Law Society issues guidance on Generative AI

Year: 2019

May 1, 2019 - Melanie Coyle, Analyst

Opinions and Views about Opinions and Views

When it comes to figuring out whether opinions and views qualify as personal information under The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIP) or The Local Authority Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (LA FOIP), it can get confusing!! Subsections 24(1)(f) of FOIP/23(1)(f) of LA FOIP indicate that “the personal opinions... read more

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April 4, 2019 - Sherri Fowler, Analyst

Best practices when using USB drives

When thinking about this topic I decided to research how big of a USB drive I could actually purchase. I was surprised to see you can purchase one that stores 2 terabytes (TB) of data. Just think about that – something the size of a car key can 2 TB of data. With the ability... read more

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March 28, 2019 - Melanie Coyle, Analyst

Can Public Bodies be a Third Party?

As you probably know, section 19 of The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIP) and section 18 of The Local Authority Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (LA FOIP) are intended to protect the business interests of third parties and to ensure that public bodies are able to maintain the... read more

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February 21, 2019 - Ron Kruzeniski, Information and Privacy Commissioner

Search Checklist

One government institution that we work with often has developed a search checklist “Responsive Records Search Log”, which has really assisted them and my office knowing that a thorough search was made. I asked permission and permission was given to take their search checklist and modify it so that it might be applicable to any... read more

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