Year: 2021

October 7, 2021 - Ron Kruzeniski, Information and Privacy Commissioner

Podcast: A discussion with the Ontario Information and Privacy Commissioner on private sector privacy legislation

First Podcast I thought it was time I entered the world of podcasts. It is an excellent tool for having a discussion with someone who has expertise in a particular area. It works best when it is conversational and allows greater time to be spent on a topic. My first guest is Patricia Kosseim, the... read more

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September 27, 2021 - Ron Kruzeniski, Information and Privacy Commissioner

An activity booklet for kids

The Ontario Information and Privacy Commissioner released a privacy activity book, Privacy Pursuit! Games and Activities for Kids, to help kids better understand and protect their online privacy. In her blog she says: This new activity booklet is designed to help kids learn more about online privacy through games like word searches, crossword puzzles, cryptograms,... read more

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July 14, 2021 - Danielle Malach, Analyst

What about the email attachments?

The majority of the time, records related to communications between parties are now in the form of emails. These may be single emails, or an email thread comprised of a number of emails between different parties. In some cases, the emails or email threads may contain attachments. Unless the applicant has indicated they are not... read more

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July 8, 2021 - Diane Aldridge, Executive Director of Compliance

Why some reviews and investigations cannot pass go

If you have ever contacted our office regarding a concern with how a public body (government institution or local authority) or trustee has responded to your access to information request or handled your personal information or personal health information, you probably heard that we are an office of last resort. As the oversight body, we... read more

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