Tag: interpretation

February 22, 2018 - Sharon Young, Analyst

Technology and function creep

“I love technology, But not as much as you, you see. But I still love technology. Always and forever.” Kip from the movie Napoleon Dynamite Technology takes on a central role in most, if not all, workplaces. It is difficult to imagine a workplace without computers. Further, cloud computing is enabling workplaces to organize themselves... read more

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February 22, 2018 - Sharon Young, Analyst

Duty to assist

In March 2017, I wrote a blog post entitled “Assisting the Applicant” about what the Commissioner means when he refers to the best practice of assisting the applicant. It discussed how government institutions and local authorities should respond to access to information requests openly, accurately, and completely. Since then, both The Freedom of Information and... read more

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February 15, 2018 - Ron Kruzeniski, Information and Privacy Commissioner

UPDATED: Who Signs for a Child?

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 himself or herself.  So who can sign for that child? The Children’s Law Act, sections 3 and 4 provides: The parents of a child are joint legal custodians... read more

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February 9, 2018 - Melanie Coyle, Analyst

Don’t do the wrong thing when trying to do the right thing

Those working in health professions understandably need to have high standards.  When they observe a behavior of a colleague that is concerning or there are working conditions that impact patient care or safety, it is necessary to take steps to correct the situation.  This can include raising concerns with a professional body or a union.... read more

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