Federal Privacy Commissioner on Bill c-27 news release.

Report into the 2021 cyber attack on Newfoundland health information systems released.

Privacy Commissioner of Canada announced his office is launching a joint investigation into OpenAI

Federal Privacy Commissioner launches new guidance on workplace privacy

Cybersecurity: Best Practices for Setting Up a Security Operations Centre

Alberta IPC finds risk of significant harm from stolen server.

Updates to Chapter 3 for the Guide to FOIP and the Guide to LA FOIP are now available!

Steps for effectively deploying multi-factor authentication.

Concerns about AI

Tag: duty to protect

April 12, 2023 - Rick Yachiw, Director of Compliance

Chatbots and Security

There are several security risks associated with using a chatbot, some of which include: Data privacy: Chatbots may collect sensitive personal data such as names, email addresses, phone numbers and financial information. If this data is not handled properly or falls into the wrong hands, it could be used for fraudulent activities. Malicious attacks: Chatbots... read more

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March 23, 2023 - Ron Kruzeniski, Information and Privacy Commissioner

Podcast with Craig Zawada

This week I sat down and talked to Craig Zawada a lawyer in Saskatchewan. He publishes a video cast on the Law Society of Saskatchewan website. We talked about the advice he gives to lawyers and law firms about securing the data they hold. Lawyers are bound to keep information from their clients confidential. This... read more

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February 14, 2023 - Ron Kruzeniski, Information and Privacy Commissioner

Ontario – Using Faxes in Health Care

In Saskatchewan, my office has done numerous reports on misdirected faxes. See our blog Raising Awareness of the Facts about Fax. The access and privacy commissioners across Canada have, at the last federal-provincial meeting, passed a resolution encouraging the discontinuance of fax machines in the health care sector. See the resolution. Recently the Federal Privacy... read more

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January 4, 2023 - Renee Barrette, Analyst

Access, Privacy, Children and Joint Legal Custodians

Commissioner Kruzeniski’s blog UPDATED: Who Signs for a Child? described the rules under The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIP), The Local Authority Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (LA FOIP), and The Health Information Protection Act (HIPA) applicable to legal custodians. The Commissioner explained that subsections 59(d) of FOIP,... read more

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