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June 23, 2020 - Sherri Fowler, Analyst

Notifying affected individuals: What should I put in the letter?

Notifying affected individuals that their privacy has been breached is a very important step in responding to a privacy breach and should happen very quickly once you have identified who has been affected by the privacy breach. In cases where the privacy breach is potentially very large, or you may not be able to identify... read more

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June 23, 2020 - Sherri Fowler, Analyst

IPC change in practice for privacy breach investigations

The Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner (IPC) is recommending the following four best practice steps when responding to a breach of privacy: Containment (as soon as possible) Notification (as soon as possible) Investigate Prevent future breaches We know many public bodies currently follow these steps. The IPC is changing its procedure and is... read more

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June 15, 2020 - Raianne Engel, Analyst

Should you provide your child’s HSN to their school?

Have you ever filled out a form for your child’s school and wondered if they really need all the information they are asking for? Among other personal information, your child’s school might request their health services number (HSN). The Commissioner has not yet dealt with this issue in a formal report so this is just... read more

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