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June 19, 2024 - Diane Aldridge, Deputy Commissioner

The Search for Personal Health Information (updated)

When a patient (applicant) makes an access to information request for their personal health information, the search for responsive records may not be as easy as just checking out the health records department. The Health Information Protection Act (HIPA) applies to all personal health information in the custody or control of a trustee regardless of... read more

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May 1, 2024 - Ron Kruzeniski, Information and Privacy Commissioner

Tricia Ralph Wants Changes to Nova Scotia Access and Privacy Legislation

I sat down and talked to Tricia Ralph, the Information and Privacy Commissioner for Nova Scotia. When the current government was elected, the premier indicated there would be some legislative change in access and privacy legislation. Recently, Tricia Ralph made proposals for legislative reform. In our conversation, she outlined the important changes she believes should... read more

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October 2, 2023 - Diane Aldridge, Director of Compliance

Real Risk of Significant Harm (updated)

Amendments to The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIP) and The Local Authority Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act in 2018, require that once it is confirmed that a privacy breach occurred, the public body must consider if, as a result of the incident, there is a real risk of... 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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