Amendments to the FOIP Regulations

Chief Information Officer of Canada bans WeChat and Kaspersky applications from government-issued mobile devices

Ontario IPC investigates hospital breaches

Toronto Public Library breach

Federal public servants information breached

Ontario IPC issues draft digital charter for schools

Federal Commissioner posts personal information glossary

Federal Treasury Board Data Theft-OPC investigates

Spyware used by 13 federal agencies

BC Law Society issues guidance on Generative AI

Tag: privacy breach

October 19, 2023 - Rick Yachiw, Director of Compliance


Our office created the resource, “Ransomware – What Everyone Should Know”, to help individuals and public bodies think about why ransomware attacks happen, what they are, and what can be done to address or prevent them. Ransomware attacks are not new. The first known instance of ransomware occurred in 1989 when Joseph L. Popp, a... 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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August 31, 2023 - Andrew Livingstone, Intake Officer

Making a Privacy Complaint for Someone Else?

Often, our office is contacted by individuals who are concerned about the inappropriate disclosure of personal information that is not their own. If this is you, then perhaps you are attempting to complain on behalf of a loved one; or you’ve received the personal information of a stranger, and you’re willing to go out of... read more

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June 14, 2023 - Ron Kruzeniski, Information and Privacy Commissioner

Thieves Steal a Server From a Law Firm

I became aware of a case in Alberta, where thieves stole a computer from a law firm. Law firms hold a lot of information about their clients. Some of the information can be personal information and some can be personal health information, and the rest is usually viewed as highly confidential. Law firms, like any... read more

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