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September 27, 2021 - Ron Kruzeniski, Information and Privacy Commissioner

An activity booklet for kids

The Ontario Information and Privacy Commissioner released a privacy activity book, Privacy Pursuit! Games and Activities for Kids, to help kids better understand and protect their online privacy. In her blog she says: This new activity booklet is designed to help kids learn more about online privacy through games like word searches, crossword puzzles, cryptograms,... read more

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July 14, 2021 - Danielle Malach, Analyst

What about the email attachments?

The majority of the time, records related to communications between parties are now in the form of emails. These may be single emails, or an email thread comprised of a number of emails between different parties. In some cases, the emails or email threads may contain attachments. Unless the applicant has indicated they are not... read more

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July 8, 2021 - Diane Aldridge, Executive Director of Compliance

Why some reviews and investigations cannot pass go

If you have ever contacted our office regarding a concern with how a public body (government institution or local authority) or trustee has responded to your access to information request or handled your personal information or personal health information, you probably heard that we are an office of last resort. As the oversight body, we... read more

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June 16, 2021 - Rick Yachiw, Analyst

What is evidence in a review?

Simply saying something is true doesn’t always make it so. For example, telling me a particular store is closed on a given holiday won’t necessarily make me believe it is. Showing me the store’s website holiday schedule is likely to make me believe it a bit more. Driving me by the store on Christmas day... read more

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