Tag: technology

May 24, 2017 - Ron Kruzeniski, Information and Privacy Commissioner

3 Minutes for a Search

As public bodies have gone to doing the majority of their communicating by email, access requests for records of emails have increased. I expect such requests will continue.  If the access request is for recent records (emails) an employee can perform a search in Outlook (or other email program) and very quickly locate the emails... read more

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March 29, 2017 - Diane Aldridge, Director of Compliance

Access and Privacy Rights of Minors Online

On May 3, 2016, our office posted to our website a blog titled, Who Signs for a Child?. Though the focus of that blog was on who can sign for a child under the age of 18 years, the following advice on mature minors was offered: FOIP and LA FOIP do not contemplate the child... read more

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November 3, 2016 - Melanie Coyle, Analyst

Fax vs. E-mail – Weighing the Fax!

Over the summer, some of us at the IPC were discussing the merits of fax and e-mail and how well these technologies protect privacy. So I wrote the original version of this blog to weigh in on which “technology” has better safeguards: e-mail or fax.  We’ve heard that this has generated a lot of discussion. ... read more

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September 2, 2016 - Kayla Oishi, Analyst

Information Security and Data Privacy

I recently participated in a webinar entitled “The Dos and Don’ts of Information Security and Data Privacy”. The webinar itself was aimed more towards individuals who work in the IT field, however it got me thinking; how can something such as data and information security be recognized and protected by every aspect of a company,... read more

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