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December 21, 2023 - Deepa Pawar, Analyst

Is De-identified Information Personal Information?

Now and then, our office receives requests for review where a public body (government institution, local authority or health trustee) denied access pursuant to subsection 29(1) of The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIP), or subsection 28(1) of The Local Authority Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (LA FOIP) or... read more

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December 18, 2023 - Kwaku Ayisi, Analyst

How has the Pandemic’s Seismic Shift to Increased Remote Work Affected Privacy?

A recent poll by a global market research and public opinion specialist – IPSOS, revealed that approximately 36% of people who worked from home during the pandemic anticipate a return to their offices on a regular basis in the near future. This means that more than half of paid employees expect a work-from-home environment to... read more

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December 14, 2023 - Renee Barrette, Analyst

Access, Privacy, Children and Joint Legal Custodians (updated)

Commissioner Kruzeniski’s blog Who Signs for a Child? (updated) described the rules under The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIP), The Local Authority Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (LA FOIP), and The Health Information Protection Act (HIPA) applicable to legal custodians. The Commissioner explained that subsections 59(d) of FOIP,... read more

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December 13, 2023 - Renee Barrette, Analyst

Principles for Responsible, Trustworthy and Privacy-Protective Generative AI Technologies

Artificial intelligence is transforming the business world including hiring, auditing, accounting and forecasting processes (Khoury, Richard, “Artificial Intelligence in Canadian Industry”). It is expected to improve health care and change the way it is delivered, such as by increasing diagnostic accuracy, improving treatment planning and forecasting outcomes of care (CMPA, “The Emergence of AI in... read more

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