Tag: data minimization

January 17, 2017 - Melanie Coyle, Analyst

So You’re Ready to Practice Medicine: What Residents Should Know About HIPA

Congratulations on making it this far in your medical careers. It is no easy feat. Unfortunately, if your training this far has not included information about The Health Information Protection Act (HIPA), you may have a bit more to learn.  While it is impossible to put everything you’ll need to know about HIPA in this... read more

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October 13, 2016 - Tristan Hungle, Early Resolution Officer

Breaching Privacy Breaches

“But that is not a privacy breach.” Occasionally as an Early Resolution Officer I am met with this response when delivering the news that our office will be opening a privacy breach investigation file. This got me to thinking about the perception of privacy breaches. When we hear “privacy breach” we often associate it with... read more

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February 27, 2015 - Kayla Oishi, Early Resolution Officer and Sharon Young, Analyst

‘Need-to-Know’ in the Workplace: When is it Crossing the Line?

Here at the IPC, we deal with a lot of phone calls from the public about various topics. Lately there seems to be a reoccurring pattern that we feel needs to be addressed: managers/supervisors requesting too much information when an employee is away from the office due to illness (or other medical-related reasons). Situations like... read more

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