Amendments to the FOIP Regulations

Chief Information Officer of Canada bans WeChat and Kaspersky applications from government-issued mobile devices

Ontario IPC investigates hospital breaches

Toronto Public Library breach

Federal public servants information breached

Ontario IPC issues draft digital charter for schools

Federal Commissioner posts personal information glossary

Federal Treasury Board Data Theft-OPC investigates

Spyware used by 13 federal agencies

BC Law Society issues guidance on Generative AI

Tag: access

October 17, 2023 - Ron Kruzeniski, Information and Privacy Commissioner

A Good Access Request (updated)

You want some information from a government ministry, board, agency, Crown corporation, or from a city, town, village, rural municipality, university, school, library or health trustee. First, try the informal method, which is finding out who makes decisions regarding releasing information, maybe the director or a supervisor, and request by telephone or email the information... read more

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October 2, 2023 - Diane Aldridge, Deputy Commissioner

“A” Trustee vs. “THE” Trustee (updated)

If you are reading this blog, I probably don’t need to tell you how complex the healthcare system is. When dealing with The Health Information Protection Act (HIPA), one of the most challenging brain teasers I have to deal with on files is who is the trustee in any given circumstance. When we start to... read more

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September 27, 2023 - Rick Yachiw, Director of Compliance

Data Residency Outside Canada for Trustees

Trustees often ask our office about the use of an information management service provider (IMSP) to manage personal health information. Some want to know about using IMSPs linked to companies outside Canada. Once personal health information leaves Canada, it becomes subject to the laws of the country where it resides. If an individual’s personal health... read more

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September 21, 2023 - Ron Kruzeniski, Information and Privacy Commissioner

Who Signs for a Child? (updated)

When it comes to obtaining the personal information of a child under the age of 18 years, it is commonly accepted that a child cannot sign for themselves.  So, who can sign for that child? The Children’s Law Act, 2020 sections 3 and 4 provides: The parents of a child are joint legal decision-makers with... read more

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