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Interpretation Bulletin: Reasonable Search

This interpretation bulletin addresses the requirement for institutions to conduct a reasonable search for records upon receipt of an access request made under section 24(1) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) and section 17(1) of the Municipal Freedom of Information
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- Published on Sep 1, 2024

LifeLabs to appeal court’s decision to release Ontario IPC and BC OIPC breach investigation report

LifeLabs has announced that it is seeking leave to appeal a court ruling upholding the decision of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario (IPC) and the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner for British Columbia (OIPC) to make public their joint investigation report...

News Release

- Published on May 23, 2024

IPC Careers

Join our team! current Opportunities Join the IPC as we embark on a journey of becoming a modern and effective regulator where employees have a chance to have a real, positive impact on the access and privacy rights of Ontarians. As an aspiring employer of choice, we offer our employees a hybrid

Published on Oct 6, 2022

S4-Episode 3: No government ID: Navigating homelessness, identity, and privacy

Most of us take our government issued ID for granted. If we lose it, it’s a minor inconvenience. But for people experiencing homelessness, not having valid ID or a fixed address to obtain these documents is a much more serious challenge. Robert Fabes of The Ottawa Mission shares insights on the...

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- Published on May 7, 2024

Embarking on my new journey as the IPC’s Scholar-in-Residence

Guest blog by Dr. Khaled El Emam As I begin my tenure as the IPC’s second Scholar-in- Residence, I look forward to the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead. In this age where data, especially personal information, has become an indispensable asset for all organizations, we have much to

Blog

- Published on May 2, 2024

Interpretation Bulletin: Economic and Other Related Interests

This interpretation bulletin outlines the factors for determining whether the economic and other related interests exemption applies to a record, as set out in section 18(1) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) and section 11 of the Municipal Freedom of Information and
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- Published on Apr 30, 2024

IPC FYI Health Privacy Videos

What tools exist to help you control your health information? Our IPC FYI series has the answers!

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- Published on Apr 17, 2024

S4-Episode 2: At face value: Facial recognition technologies and privacy

From unlocking smartphones to solving crimes, facial recognition technologies are re-shaping identification as we know it. In this episode, we peer into the privacy and human rights implications of facial recognition systems with technology and human rights lawyer Cynthia Khoo.

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- Published on Apr 4, 2024

Interpretation Bulletin: Public Interest Override

This interpretation bulletin explains the public interest override provision, as set out in section 23 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) and section 16 of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA). This document outlines the
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- Published on Mar 19, 2024

Interpretation Bulletin: Third party information

This interpretation bulletin discusses the third party information exemption, as set out in section 17(1) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) and section 10(1) of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA). It outlines the
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- Published on Mar 19, 2024