Privacy Commission of Canada launches new strategic plan –watch video

English Information Commissioner consults on draft guidance on generative AI

Nunavut’s privacy commissioner investigates government’s mail practices

Alberta promises increased privacy protections

British Columbians facing longer wait times to access records from BC Government

Ontario IPC blog on AI and the public sector

England’s ICO issues Tech Horizons Report

Guidelines for use of AI by lawyers

Federal Privacy Commissioner issues report on RCMP collection of data from third parties

Ontario IPC issues guidance on police use of facial recognition and mug shots

Tag: technology

February 8, 2024 - Renee Barrette, Analyst

“Unlocking Health Care: How to Free the Flow of Life-Saving Health Data in Canada”: An appeal from Canada’s Public Policy Forum

The Canadian Public Policy Forum’s (PPF) recent report entitled, “Unlocking Health Care: How to Free the Flow of Life-Saving Health Data in Canada” has received a lot of media attention since its release last week. It included some important recommendations relating to the need to ensure personal health information is accessible digitally to all patients... read more

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December 18, 2023 - Kwaku Ayisi, Analyst

How has the Pandemic’s Seismic Shift to Increased Remote Work Affected Privacy?

A recent poll by a global market research and public opinion specialist – IPSOS, revealed that approximately 36% of people who worked from home during the pandemic anticipate a return to their offices on a regular basis in the near future. This means that more than half of paid employees expect a work-from-home environment to... read more

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December 13, 2023 - Renee Barrette, Analyst

Principles for Responsible, Trustworthy and Privacy-Protective Generative AI Technologies

Artificial intelligence is transforming the business world including hiring, auditing, accounting and forecasting processes (Khoury, Richard, “Artificial Intelligence in Canadian Industry”). It is expected to improve health care and change the way it is delivered, such as by increasing diagnostic accuracy, improving treatment planning and forecasting outcomes of care (CMPA, “The Emergence of AI in... read more

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December 4, 2023 - Rick Yachiw, Director of Compliance

Privacy Savvy Children and Youth

Various studies on how Canadian children and youth use technology have concluded similar findings. One study found that about 90% of young people aged nine to 11 have at least one social media account. The same study found that about 80% of young people aged nine to 17 have their own smartphone, with many having... read more

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