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August 20, 2020 - Ron Kruzeniski, Information and Privacy Commissioner

Updated hot off the press: A Guide to Appeals

When my office issues a report and makes recommendations, the head of the public body has 30 days to decide whether to follow those recommendations or not. Once the head makes the decision and notifies the applicant, the applicant has 30 days to appeal the decision of the head. The appeal is not regarding my... read more

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August 13, 2020 - Ron Kruzeniski, Information and Privacy Commissioner

Update to The Rules of Procedure

The Rules of Procedure were last updated June 10, 2019. It was time for an update based on experience with applying the rules. In addition, my office made a change on what it asks for in a breach investigation: see our blog IPC change in practice for privacy breach investigations. This involved introducing three new... read more

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August 12, 2020 - Alyx Larocque, Analyst

Chapters 1 to 3 for the Guide to LA FOIP are now available!

Chapters 1 to 3 for the Guide to LA FOIP is now available! This includes: Chapter 1: Purposes and Scope of LA FOIP; Chapter 2: Administration of LA FOIP; and Chapter 3: Access to Records. Local authorities will find helpful information in these chapters including guidance on such topics as: the definition of a local... read more

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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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