Tag: administration of legislation

April 19, 2018 - Melanie Coyle, Analyst

Guidance for protecting personal information for MLAs and Ministers

On January 1, 2018, members of the Legislative Assembly (MLAs) and their offices and members of the Executive Council (Ministers) and their offices became subject to certain provisions of Part IV of The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIP). In other words, MLA offices and Ministers’ offices have a duty to protect... read more

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April 12, 2018 - Ron Kruzeniski, Information and Privacy Commissioner

Who signs for an adult?

Two of my staff were giving a presentation to an organization who has both children and adults in its care. Questions were asked about who could sign for the adult (18 or older) when that adult may not have capacity to sign or consent.  This question took me back to the work I did for... read more

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April 9, 2018 - Melanie Coyle, Analyst and Deepa Pawar, Early Resolution Officer

Wait! Protect that phi in your waiting room!

I think everyone has had the following experience.  You’ve been sitting in you’re physician’s waiting room for 20 minutes.  You’ve checked all of social media apps on your smart phone twice and none of the magazines on the table have attracted your attention.  So you sit there quietly observing the sights and sounds around you. ... read more

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February 14, 2018 - Melanie Coyle, Analyst

UPDATED: Clarifying Access Requests: Unclogging the Pores of FOIP

Consider the following scenario from three perspectives: Imagine you are an applicant who has made what you thought was a fairly simple access request. You are shocked when a courier arrives at your door with five banker’s boxes full of records. Now you have to go through it all and find what you are actually... read more

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