Help with your Privacy Breach

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Privacy Breaches are happening more and more often and today, the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner (OIPC) released another notice to Albertans which potentially affects 21,670 people who trusted their personal health information was secure. Find notice here Privacy Breaches … Read More

The impact of serial applicants

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What is a serial applicant and how does this concept/reality impact on the access to information regime? One challenge faced by government institutions with ATI requests, is the ‘serial applicant’. Over a short period of time, this person will make … Read More

Data Privacy Day 2020

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Celebrate Data Privacy Day On January 28, along with many other countries around the world, Canada celebrates Data Privacy Day. This is an opportunity for the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioners to shine a spotlight on the impact … Read More

Human Impact and the Right to Know

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“What records do you want to access?” Asks the ‘FOIP: Request to Access Information’ form found here. The ultimate question is whether a reasonable person would be able to retrieve a  record after reviewing the specific details provided in the request. … Read More

10 Principals of PIPEDA

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Personal Information of a natural person (i.e. not a corporation, union, association, partnership, or charity) can include photographs, business email addresses, employee identification number, computer IP address, and customers in store behaviour. Found in Schedule 1 of the Personal Information … Read More

Enforcement of Canada’s Access and Privacy Legislation

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To enforce Information Access and Protection of Privacy legislation, jurisdictions have formed different oversight bodies. In Canada, the two most popular are the ‘adjudicative’ commissioner, with binding order-making power, and the ‘advisory’ commissioner or Ombudsman, which can make recommendations, but … Read More

Survey- Privacy and the Generation Gap

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This survey is intended to identify the attitudes and knowledge different generations have regarding privacy matters. Please complete this 5 minute survey to help us better understand privacy related matters between different generational gaps. Thank you for your time. Please … Read More

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