Year: 2022

November 29, 2022 - Renee Barrette, Analyst

Raising Awareness of the Facts about Fax

The ongoing use of traditional fax machines to send personal information and personal health information by government institutions and trustees continues to raise privacy concerns. My office and Canada’s other privacy commissioners and ombudspersons called for a concerted effort to phase out the use of traditional fax machines in a September 2022 resolution which can... read more

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November 22, 2022 - Tristan Hungle, Director of Corporate Services

Cybersecurity Awareness

October was Cybersecurity awareness month in Canada. Cybersecurity is everyone within an organization’s responsibility, and a solid regime requires proper policies, procedures, technical safeguards, and training. Ask any cybersecurity expert, and they will tell you the single biggest risk to an organization’s systems and information is the people who already have access to it. A... read more

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November 10, 2022 - Tristan Hungle, Director of Corporate Services

File Path Frustrations

Good records management assists in compliance with access and privacy obligations. It requires properly identifying and classifying records. For electronic records, files need a meaningful name and categorization. This all seems simple, but what if your system is working against this goal, and you cannot properly name your files? We encountered this issue after switching... read more

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October 18, 2022 - Alyx Larocque, Director of Compliance

Chapter 5 for the Guide to FOIP is now Available!

Chapter 5 for the Guide to FOIP is now available! Government institutions will find helpful information in this chapter on third party information including: What qualifies as third party information. The timelines involved with third party information. The process for handling third party information in records captured by an access to information request. This new... read more

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