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Nunavut’s privacy commissioner investigates government’s mail practices

Alberta promises increased privacy protections

British Columbians facing longer wait times to access records from BC Government

Ontario IPC blog on AI and the public sector

England’s ICO issues Tech Horizons Report

Guidelines for use of AI by lawyers

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February 8, 2024 - Renee Barrette, Analyst

“Unlocking Health Care: How to Free the Flow of Life-Saving Health Data in Canada”: An appeal from Canada’s Public Policy Forum

The Canadian Public Policy Forum’s (PPF) recent report entitled, “Unlocking Health Care: How to Free the Flow of Life-Saving Health Data in Canada” has received a lot of media attention since its release last week. It included some important recommendations relating to the need to ensure personal health information is accessible digitally to all patients... read more

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January 24, 2024 - Raianne Engel, Analyst

Cyber Security Threats – How can you Prepare and What to do After

Cyber security threats are becoming an ever-growing issue as technology and digital information continues to grow and evolve. These types of incidents are a malicious means to steal or destroy data or disrupt computer systems and could result in a breach of personal or personal health information if they do occur. Some common security threats... read more

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January 24, 2024 - Renee Barrette, Analyst

Raising Awareness of the Facts about Fax

The ongoing use of traditional fax machines to send personal information and personal health information by government institutions and trustees continues to raise privacy concerns. My office and Canada’s other privacy commissioners and ombudspersons called for a concerted effort to phase out the use of traditional fax machines in a September 2022 resolution which can... read more

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December 21, 2023 - Ron Kruzeniski, Information and Privacy Commissioner

Advocate’s Report on Independent Schools

The Saskatchewan Advocate for Children and Youth issued her investigation report regarding independent schools in December 2023. She made 36 recommendations, a number of which relate to the access and privacy world. The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIP) and The Local Authority Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (LA... read more

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