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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 29, 2022 - Julie Ursu, Manager of Communication

Hang in there, we are updating our Website

Recently our office requested the public’s assistance in making some changes to our website by posting a survey. Our goal was to make some changes that would ensure our visitors are getting the most of their experience when they visit our site, can access information in the most efficient way possible while also giving the... read more

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