Archive (Tag: duty to protect)

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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November 3, 2016 - Melanie Coyle, Analyst

Fax vs. E-mail – Weighing the Fax!

Over the summer, some of us at the IPC were discussing the merits of fax and e-mail and how well these technologies protect privacy. So I wrote the original version of this blog to weigh in on which “technology” has better safeguards: e-mail or fax.  We’ve heard that this has generated a lot of discussion. ... 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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May 12, 2016 - Ron Kruzeniski, Information and Privacy Commissioner

Risk Management and Privacy Protection

Most organizations today have addressed the issue of risk management. Many have gone through a process of identifying the risks and the ways of mitigating those risks. They will have a document with the risks and the mitigating factors. Some will report to the CEO, a board council or minister on a regular basis. When... read more

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