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May 3, 2022 - Diane Aldridge, Deputy Commissioner

Privacy regulators call for legal framework limiting police use of facial recognition technology

Yesterday, the heads of Canada’s privacy protection authorities issued a joint statement recommending legislators develop a legal framework that establishes clearly and explicitly the circumstances in which police use of facial recognition may be acceptable. In the joint statement, privacy regulators say a new legal framework for regulating police use of facial recognition technology should... read more

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

Discussion with Dr. Khaled El Emam on synthetic data

Dr. El Emam and others have just completed a report on “Pan-Canadian Descriptive Study of Privacy Risks from Synthetic Data Generation Practices within the Evolving Canadian Legislative Landscape.” The report was completed in March of 2022 and submitted to the Federal Privacy Commissioner. Dr. El Emam is an expert in the area of synthetic data.... read more

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March 30, 2022 - Sherri Fowler, Analyst

But I’m the Applicant – how can my submission help?

So, you have requested a review of an access to information request under The Freedom of Information of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIP), The Local Authority Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (LA FOIP), or The Health Information Protection Act (HIPA). The IPC has opened the file and sent you an... read more

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March 14, 2022 - Ron Kruzeniski, Information and Privacy Commissioner

Ontario introduces legislation regarding employee electronic monitoring

The Ontario government has introduced Bill 88, the Working for Workers Act, which among other things proposes section 41.1.1, which requires an employer with more than 25 employees to provide employees with a policy indicating what employees’ digital activity is being monitored. Electronic monitoring is not defined. Employees will have to determine the scope and... read more

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