Tag: privacy

November 29, 2022 - Renee Barrette, Analyst

Raising Awareness of the Facts about Fax

The ongoing use of traditional fax machines to send personal information and personal health information by government institutions and trustees continues to raise privacy concerns. My office and Canada’s other privacy commissioners and ombudspersons called for a concerted effort to phase out the use of traditional fax machines in a September 2022 resolution which can... read more

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November 22, 2022 - Tristan Hungle, Director of Corporate Services

Cybersecurity Awareness

October was Cybersecurity awareness month in Canada. Cybersecurity is everyone within an organization’s responsibility, and a solid regime requires proper policies, procedures, technical safeguards, and training. Ask any cybersecurity expert, and they will tell you the single biggest risk to an organization’s systems and information is the people who already have access to it. A... read more

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August 10, 2022 - Danielle Malach, Analyst

Updated: There’s Been a Privacy Breach… Now What?

Your public body has been notified of a privacy breach, 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 need from... read more

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August 3, 2022 - Diane Aldridge, Deputy Commissioner

Access and Privacy Best Practices in Health Care

On May 20, 2022, the Commissioner and I were invited to host a virtual session for the Meadow Lake Tribal Council titled, Access and Privacy Best Practices in Health Care. In order to ensure that a wider audience has the opportunity to experience what we talked about, we recorded the session which is now available... read more

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