Archive (Tag: privacy)

April 3, 2020 - Sharon Young, Analyst

Working from home

As we try to ‘flatten the curve’ of the COVID-19 outbreak, many are working from home. Below are some security tips for those who are working from home: Follow the policies and guidelines set by your IT department. If a Virtual Private Network (VPN) has been set up by your organization, use it. For your... read more

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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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February 13, 2020 - Ron Kruzeniski, Information and Privacy Commissioner

Circle of Care

When my office investigates privacy breaches in the health care sector, at times, the defense, the explanation, or the reason given is that one believed they were in the “circle of care”. What is the circle of care? It certainly is not used in The Health Information Protection Act (HIPA). I did find one definition... read more

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