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June 2, 2021

Federal, Provincial and Territorial Information and Privacy Commissioners and Ombudsman issue joint resolution about privacy and access to information rights during and after a pandemic

In a joint resolution, Canada’s Information and Privacy regulators called on their respective governments to respect Canadians’ quasi-constitutional rights to privacy and access to information. The regulators took note of the serious impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the right of access to information and privacy rights in Canada and called on governments to... read more

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May 25, 2021 - Danielle Serson, Intake Officer

Privacy Concerns with Video Surveillance

Our office quite often receives inquiries regarding the potential privacy implications associated with installing and operating video surveillance within an organization. As our office is an oversight body for The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIP), The Local Authority Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (LA FOIP), and The Health... read more

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May 19, 2021

Vaccine passports must meet highest level of privacy protection

Privacy should be front and centre as governments and businesses consider COVID-19 vaccine passports as a tool to help Canadians return to normal life, say Canada’s privacy guardians. Vaccine passports would allow people to travel and gather again and could support economic recovery while protecting public health. They would, however, require individuals to disclose personal... read more

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May 11, 2021 - Alyx Larocque, Manager of Compliance

Chapter 4 of the Guide to LA FOIP is now available!

Chapter 4, Exemptions from the Right of Access of the Guide to LA FOIP is now available! Local authorities will find helpful information in this chapter including guidance on such topics as: Interpretation of Exemptions; Class and Harm Based Exemptions; Mandatory and Discretionary Exemptions; Exercise of Discretion; Public Interest Overrides; and Guidance on each of... read more

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