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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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June 21, 2018 - Ron Kruzeniski, Information and Privacy Commissioner

Third parties under FOIP and LA FOIP

In other blogs I have talked about public bodies and third parties. If a public body is a city, town or municipality, legislation requires the disclosure of contracts and The Local Authority Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (LAFOIP) requires the same unless part of the contract falls under one of the exemptions.... read more

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May 28, 2018 - Melanie Coyle, Analyst

Proactively reporting breaches to the IPC

As our office is always trying to improve our processes, we have recently formalized the way we treat privacy breaches that are proactively reported to our office. Proactively reporting a breach means that when a public body or trustee learns of a privacy breach in its organization, it reports it to our office. While not... read more

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