Privacy Commission of Canada launches new strategic plan –watch video

English Information Commissioner consults on draft guidance on generative AI

Nunavut’s privacy commissioner investigates government’s mail practices

Alberta promises increased privacy protections

British Columbians facing longer wait times to access records from BC Government

Ontario IPC blog on AI and the public sector

England’s ICO issues Tech Horizons Report

Guidelines for use of AI by lawyers

Federal Privacy Commissioner issues report on RCMP collection of data from third parties

Ontario IPC issues guidance on police use of facial recognition and mug shots

Tag: PI

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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April 12, 2018 - Ron Kruzeniski, Information and Privacy Commissioner

Who signs for an adult?

Two of my staff were giving a presentation to an organization who has both children and adults in its care. Questions were asked about who could sign for the adult (18 or older) when that adult may not have capacity to sign or consent.  This question took me back to the work I did for... read more

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December 8, 2017 - Sharon Young, Analyst

Privacy versus Confidentiality

Privacy and confidentiality are two concepts often mistaken to be the same thing. In terms of information, privacy is the right of an individual to have some control over how his or her personal information (or personal health information) is collected, used, and/or disclosed. In Saskatchewan, individuals’ privacy is maintained through FOIP, LA FOIP and... read more

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February 22, 2016 - Melanie Coyle, Analyst

Work Product vs. Personal Information

We often get questions about employees’ or board members” names on documents, meeting minutes, organizational websites, etc. Public bodies are unsure whether the names should be severed before released to an applicant or made public on a website. So, I thought I would write a blog on what is personal information of an employee and... read more

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