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: 2024

April 8, 2024 - Ron Kruzeniski, Information and Privacy Commissioner

Providing a Record in the Format Requested by the Applicant

Applicants often request records in a format which is convenient for their use i.e., paper, word spreadsheet, Excel or comma-separated values (CSV) or pdf. I find that public bodies are comfortable providing records in paper format but when it comes to electronic formats, they lean toward a pdf format. It appears they believe that the... read more

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April 4, 2024 - Ron Kruzeniski, Information and Privacy Commissioner

Duty to Assist – Ask, What Do You Need?

The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIP) and The Local Authority Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (LA FOIP) since 2018, have a section on the duty to assist, it provides as follows: 5.1(1) Subject to this Act and the regulations, a government institution shall respond to a written request... read more

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April 2, 2024 - Ron Kruzeniski, Information and Privacy Commissioner

The Law Society Issues “Guidelines for the Use of Generative AI in the Practice of Law”

The Law Society of Saskatchewan has issued guidelines for the use of generative AI in a lawyer’s practice. You can read that guideline here.  The Law Society has also issued three brief videos on the guidelines (Bite Size CPD 124, 125 & 126). You can watch them here. When you read the guideline, you will... read more

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March 27, 2024 - Ron Kruzeniski, Information and Privacy Commissioner

When We Cannot Help You

My office gets calls from residents when they are expecting us to solve their problem. We receive approximately 1300 calls a year. Some of those citizens have called other agencies or public bodies. They may have called the Ombudsman or the Advocate for Children and Youth office, the Ministry of Social Services, Saskatchewan Human Rights... read more

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