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October 2, 2017 - Ron Kruzeniski, Information and Privacy Commissioner

Crossing the U.S. Border

I read a tweet last week saying US border guards have a right to inspect your mobile device and to ask you for your password (other articles have suggested this). The Canadian Privacy Commissioner has spoken about this issue.  The same day, a fellow commissioner asked whether any commissioners in Canada had issued an article,... read more

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August 8, 2017 - Diane Aldridge, Director of Compliance

Guidelines for the use of Genetic Information

I must give credit where credit is due. The “body as information” is listed as one of the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada’s (OPC) strategic privacy priorities, but as it affects every man, woman and child, is of interest to us all. On this topic, the OPC offers the following: The information generated... read more

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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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