English Information Commissioner issues guidance re: monitoring workers

Amendments to the FOIP Regulations

Chief Information Officer of Canada bans WeChat and Kaspersky applications from government-issued mobile devices

Ontario IPC investigates hospital breaches

Toronto Public Library breach

Federal public servants information breached

Ontario IPC issues draft digital charter for schools

Federal Commissioner posts personal information glossary

Federal Treasury Board Data Theft-OPC investigates

Spyware used by 13 federal agencies


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November 30, 2023 - Diane Aldridge, Deputy Commissioner

Why some reviews and investigations cannot pass go (updated)

If you have ever contacted our office regarding a concern with how an organization (government institution, local authority or trustee) has responded to your access to information request or handled your personal information or personal health information, you would have been told that we are an office of last resort. As the oversight body, we... read more

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November 29, 2023 - Alyx Larocque, Executive Director of Research, Policy & Compliance

Updates to Chapter 4 for the Guide to FOIP and the Guide to LA FOIP are now available!

Updates to Chapter 4 for the Guide to FOIP and the Guide to LA FOIP include: Fixing minor errors (typos, grammatical errors etc.) Additional guidance for subsection 17(1)(b) (FOIP) / 16(1)(b) (LA FOIP) New guidance for subsection 22(a)(FOIP) / 21(a) (LA FOIP) Ordering production of solicitor-client & litigation privileged records Updates to section 31 (FOIP)... read more

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November 23, 2023 - Ron Kruzeniski, Information and Privacy Commissioner

Privacy in Organizations not Subject to Legislation

I received a call a few days ago from someone who worked in an organization that is not subject to privacy legislation provincial or federally. The question posed to me was what are the organization’s privacy obligations? I first had to say, you are not subject to provincial legislation and so there are really no... read more

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November 22, 2023 - Ron Kruzeniski, Information and Privacy Commissioner

Who is “Fake Ron”? (updated)

I have just become aware that staff had received another email from me asking for some cards in a rush because I was in a meeting. Previously, staff in my office had also received an email from me, but it wasn’t from me. They dubbed it, “Fake Ron.” Apparently, I wanted the recipient of the... read more

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