Year: 2022

September 30, 2022 - Ron Kruzeniski, Information and Privacy Commissioner

Knowledge can be a Gateway to Truth and Reconciliation

Today is Canada’s National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. Page 12 of Honouring the Truth, Reconciling for the Future:  Summary of the Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada states, “Without truth, justice, and healing, there can be no genuine reconciliation. Reconciliation is not about “closing a sad chapter of Canada’s past,”... read more

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September 28, 2022 - Ron Kruzeniski, Information and Privacy Commissioner

Right to Know Day

Once a year those interested in ensuring citizens have a right to obtain information from government, at all levels, take time to talk about the importance of the right to know. This year I chatted with Aaron Orban. Aaron is the Executive Director of Audit, Information Management and Safety – Integrated Justice Services. He provided me with... read more

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September 28, 2022 - Julie Ursu, Manager of Communication

Life as the New Privacy Commissioner of Canada

Earlier this month Commissioner Ron Kruzeniski had the pleasure of inviting Phillipe Dufresne, as a guest speaker on Un-redacted, The Sask IPC podcast. Phillippe was appointed Privacy Commissioner of Canada in June 2022. During their conversation, Commissioner Dufresne invites us in for a sneak peek at what life has been like in the first three... read more

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September 21, 2022

Canadian Information and Privacy Regulators Urge Governments, Health Sector Institutions and Health Providers to Strengthen Safeguards for Sharing Personal Health Information

In a joint resolution released today, Canada’s federal, provincial, and territorial information and privacy commissioners and ombudspersons are calling for a concerted effort across the healthcare sector to modernize and strengthen privacy protections for sharing personal health information. Because of the pandemic, the shift to virtual care came quickly, maybe without enough time for a... read more

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