Archive (Tag: privacy breach)

January 2, 2018 - Diane Aldridge, Director of Compliance

Real Risk of Significant Harm

Once it is confirmed that a privacy breach occurred, the new breach notification provision in FOIP and LA FOIP require the public body to consider if, as a result of the incident, there is a real risk of significant harm that may come to the affected individual. If so, then breach notification is mandatory. The... read more

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October 13, 2016 - Tristan Hungle, Early Resolution Officer

Breaching Privacy Breaches

“But that is not a privacy breach.” Occasionally as an Early Resolution Officer I am met with this response when delivering the news that our office will be opening a privacy breach investigation file. This got me to thinking about the perception of privacy breaches. When we hear “privacy breach” we often associate it with... read more

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February 9, 2015 - Tim Kasprick, Privacy and Access Consultant, Sunrise Health Region

The Importance of Securing Patient Information

I am the Privacy and Access Consultant of the Sunrise Health Region and staff consult me on a regular basis for privacy advice including when a privacy breach has occurred. I was recently consulted during a privacy breach that occurred when a list of patients admitted to a particular ward of our hospital was found... read more

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January 9, 2015 - Danielle Shabatura, Analyst

There’s Been a Privacy Breach… Now What?

You have been notified of a privacy breach in your organization – 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... read more

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