Ontario IPC issues guidance on police use of facial recognition and mug shots

European Parliament passes landmark AI Act on March 13

UK AI regulation bill receives second reading

AI Notetakers – the risks and benefits

UN adopts AI resolution which focuses on safety

Ontario school boards sue makers of Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and TikTok

Tennessee Elvis Act, replication of voices” by AI

Australian government proposes to implement AI changes

Podcast -Ontario IPC discusses facial recognition

Draft American Privacy Act introduced

Year: 2020

April 20, 2020 - Ron Kruzeniski, Information and Privacy Commissioner

Sample access request policy and checklist

In a number of reports issued by my office, we have recommended that the towns/villages/municipalities develop an operational policy regarding processing access to information requests. After a number of questions, it became clear that there didn’t seem to be a sample policy developed for small towns/villages/municipalities. Larger organizations have developed policies that are applicable to... read more

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April 3, 2020 - Ron Kruzeniski, Information and Privacy Commissioner

Statement from the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner on Access to Information During a Pandemic

The question has been raised: What about access requests during a pandemic? In Saskatchewan, The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIP), The Local Authority Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (LA FOIP), and The Health Information Protection Act (HIPA) are still in force. Citizens of Saskatchewan still have the right... read more

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February 19, 2020 - Ron Kruzeniski, Information and Privacy Commissioner

Prescribed access to information request form

My office has encountered situations where an individual writes a letter or sends an email requesting information to a public body. The public body responds that the request is not in the prescribed form and indicates it will not treat it as a formal access to information request. The FOIP/LA FOIP Regulations do prescribe a... read more

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February 13, 2020 - Ron Kruzeniski, Information and Privacy Commissioner

Circle of Care

When my office investigates privacy breaches in the health care sector, at times, the defense, the explanation, or the reason given is that one believed they were in the “circle of care”. What is the circle of care? It certainly is not used in The Health Information Protection Act (HIPA). I did find one definition on the... read more

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