Archive (Tag: Privacy)

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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February 11, 2020 - Rick Yachiw, Analyst

Why does our office use the pronoun “they”?

If you have ever read, or been the subject of, a report by the IPC, you may have noticed our office tends to use the pronoun “they” to refer to an individual. Grammatically, using plural pronouns in a singular context likely goes entirely against what our high school English teachers taught us is proper grammar.... read more

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