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February 9, 2015 - Tim Kasprick, Privacy and Access Consultant, Sunrise Health Region

The Importance of Securing Patient Information

I am the Privacy and Access Consultant of the Sunrise Health Region and staff consult me on a regular basis for privacy advice including when a privacy breach has occurred. I was recently consulted during a privacy breach that occurred when a list of patients admitted to a particular ward of our hospital was found... read more

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January 28, 2015 - Diane Aldridge, Director of Compliance

What Access and Privacy Laws do Affiliates Have to Comply With?

I think half the battle when it comes to access and privacy is learning the lingo. Sometimes definitions are found in the statute referenced, but not always. One term that comes up often in our line of work is “affiliates”. Well, what does it mean and why is it important? The word affiliate is used... read more

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January 15, 2015 - Melanie Coyle, Analyst

Tips on Dealing with Multiple Requests from the Same Applicant

In the access to information world, there are some applicants that make many access requests to the same public body. The majority of time, the applicants are legitimately exercising their right to know. However, in the rare case, these access requests can become frivolous or vexatious. Regardless of the intentions of the applicant, the volume... read more

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January 9, 2015 - Danielle Shabatura, Analyst

There’s Been a Privacy Breach… Now What?

You have been notified of a privacy breach in your organization – what are some of the questions that cross your mind? Maybe they include: What steps should I take now? What information should I be recording during my investigation? Should I proactively report the privacy breach to the IPC? What information does the IPC... read more

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