Archive (Tag: PI)

March 27, 2020 - Ron Kruzeniski, Information and Privacy Commissioner

Balancing Public Interest and Privacy in a Pandemic

As the COVID-19 pandemic becomes more real in our province, the expectation of citizens and in fact, their need for public information grow. The public needs information in order to make decisions on how to best protect themselves and their families. In addition, as the pandemic grows there are more patients and their right to... read more

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May 1, 2019 - Melanie Coyle, Analyst

Opinions and Views about Opinions and Views

When it comes to figuring out whether opinions and views qualify as personal information under The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIP) or The Local Authority Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (LA FOIP), it can get confusing!! Subsections 24(1)(f) of FOIP/23(1)(f) of LA FOIP indicate that “the personal opinions... read more

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May 28, 2018 - Melanie Coyle, Analyst

Proactively reporting breaches to the IPC

As our office is always trying to improve our processes, we have recently formalized the way we treat privacy breaches that are proactively reported to our office. Proactively reporting a breach means that when a public body or trustee learns of a privacy breach in its organization, it reports it to our office. While not... read more

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