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January 18, 2019 - Marjorie Platero , Analyst

New Year, new (online) you!

At the start of the year, people make all kinds of New Year’s resolutions – eat better, exercise more, save more money. This year, I’m resolving to control my digital footprint! What the heck is a digital footprint?! A digital footprint is the trail of information about us that we leave behind when we use... read more

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December 3, 2018 - Ron Kruzeniski, Information and Privacy Commissioner

The Rules of Procedure changes

On September 1, 2018 my office posted the Rules of Procedure. I hope these rules have clarified the processes used by my office in a review for investigation.  We have found that occasionally the fourteen days contained in a notice of review or the seven days to respond to a draft report has to be... read more

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September 4, 2018

Rules of Procedure

The amendments to The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIP) provide that the Information and Privacy Commissioner can develop Rules of Procedure. When I was first appointed, I heard people saying or asking, “Just be clear in what you require”. One step in that direction was to develop an IPC Guide to... read more

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June 22, 2018 - Melanie Coyle, Analyst

Creating online privacy awareness among our children

I have to admit, my kids were born with tablets in their hands. I remember nostalgically wiping baby drool off the iPad as they played gleefully with the Baby Finger app. Earlier this week, I had trouble getting us out the door one morning because they were entranced by Plants vs. Zombies. As punishment, a... read more

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