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Tag: PI

December 21, 2023 - Deepa Pawar, Analyst

Is De-identified Information Personal Information?

Now and then, our office receives requests for review where a public body (government institution, local authority or health trustee) denied access pursuant to subsection 29(1) of The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIP), or subsection 28(1) of The Local Authority Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (LA FOIP) or... read more

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October 25, 2023 - Rick Yachiw, Director of Compliance

How Does our Office Keep you Anonymous?

The Commissioner publicly posts review and investigation reports regarding a variety of matters involving applicants and complainants. As much as possible, our office tries to conceal their identities. Our office also recognizes that there are times when it is warranted to conceal the identity of someone other than an applicant or a complainant. De-identification is... 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 7, 2023 - Sharon Young, Analyst

Privacy Audits (updated)

Your organization has undertaken a privacy impact assessment (PIA) as part of its process of designing and implementing a new program. So, what’s next? Once the new program has gone live, your organization should plan regular privacy audits to ensure that the program is operating in a manner that complies with applicable access and privacy... read more

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