Archive (Tag: PHI)
The Search for Personal Health Information
When a patient 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 which includes all... read more
Does Privacy Hinder Patient Care?
Recently, I read an article in the Saskatoon StarPhoenix titled, Borderline: Why health record privacy hinders patient care in Lloydminster (part 2), and it caused me to pause. Now, my office has not yet received any specific complaints about cross border sharing of personal health information, so we have yet to fully explore what the... read more
Updated: There’s Been a Privacy Breach… Now What?
Your public body has been notified of a privacy breach, what are some of the questions that cross your mind? Maybe they include: What steps should I take now? What information should I be recording during my investigation? Should I proactively report the privacy breach to the IPC? What information does the IPC need from... read more
Who’s minding the storage? Data privacy and Saskatchewan schools
A school division holds what may be the largest store of significant personal data about any individual child that can be found in one location. Parents and guardians are compelled by law to send their children to school, and parents are legally required to provide the school with significant amounts of personal information about their... read more