Help with your Privacy Breach

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 are not easy to navigate or talk about, but when your name, address, email, logins,…

Data Privacy Day 2020

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 technology is having on personal privacy rights while offering key points on the importance and…

10 Principals of PIPEDA

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 Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) are the ten fair information principles which were extracted from…

Enforcement of Canada’s Access and Privacy Legislation

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 has no authority to make orders. Should the Commissioner’s decision be unsatisfactory, an application for…

Role of consent in the disclosure of Personal Health Information 

Under the Health Information Act (HIA), third parties in Alberta cannot lawfully obtain Personal Health Information (PHI), or disclose obtained information, without the owner’s (individual’s) consent. The legislation begins with a duty of confidentiality and prohibition against disclosure unless consent is received. It is important to note that not all circumstances recognized under the HIA…

Survey- Privacy and the Generation Gap

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 answer truthfully as personal results are anonymous. Click HERE to take the survey Thank you…