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October 13, 2016 - Tristan Hungle, Early Resolution Officer

Breaching Privacy Breaches

“But that is not a privacy breach.” Occasionally as an Early Resolution Officer I am met with this response when delivering the news that our office will be opening a privacy breach investigation file. This got me to thinking about the perception of privacy breaches. When we hear “privacy breach” we often associate it with... read more

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September 16, 2016 - Ron Kruzeniski, Information and Privacy Commissioner

When the Media Calls

Just the other day, a journalist called me and asked whether a review had been started on a particular request for information. I indicated to him that a request for review had been received. I indicated it was the policy of this office, to confirm or not that a request for review had been received... read more

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September 2, 2016 - Kayla Oishi, Analyst

Information Security and Data Privacy

I recently participated in a webinar entitled “The Dos and Don’ts of Information Security and Data Privacy”. The webinar itself was aimed more towards individuals who work in the IT field, however it got me thinking; how can something such as data and information security be recognized and protected by every aspect of a company,... read more

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September 1, 2016 - Diane Aldridge, Director of Compliance

The Search for Personal Health Information

When a patient makes an access to information request for his or her personal health information, the search for responsive records may not be as easy as just checking out the health records department. The Health Information Protection Act (HIPA) applies to all personal health information in the custody or control of the trustee. All... read more

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