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IPC comments on Bill 188, the Supporting Children's Futures Act Advice and Submissions Download Read moreExpand

The IPC made recommendations to the Standing Committee on Social Policy in relation to proposed amendments to the Child, Youth and Family Services Act. It is the IPC’s position that any changes related to the collection, use and disclosure of personal information must be transparent and matched by a proportionate level of robust privacy protection. 

IPC comments on Schedule 4 of Bill 157, Enhancing Access to Justice Act Advice and Submissions Download Read moreExpand

The IPC opposes the repeal of Section 262 of the Community Safety and Policing Act proposed as part of Bill 157, the Enhancing Access to Justice Act. The public consultation requirements in Section 262 are crucial to maintaining transparency and accountability around the regulation-making process for critical policing matters.

Submission for Bill 149, the Working for Workers Four Act, 2023, which would amend the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA) Advice and Submissions Download Read moreExpand

Commissioner's speaking remarks. In this letter to Brian Riddell, Chair of the Standing Committee on Social Policy, the IPC makes recommendations in relation to proposed amendments to the Employment Standards Act that relate to the use of AI in the workplace. The letter also calls for the development of a comprehensive private sector privacy law for Ontario.

Letter to the Toronto Police Services Board about facial recognition mugshot database program Advice and Submissions Download Read moreExpand

IPC comments to the board concerning its review of the Toronto Police Services’ artificial intelligence based, facial recognition mugshot database program.

Submission for Bill 135, Convenient Care at Home Act, 2023, which would amend the Connecting Care Act, 2019 Advice and Submissions Download Read moreExpand

In this letter to Brian Riddell, Chair of the Standing Committee on Social Policy, the IPC makes recommendations in relation to proposed amendments to the Connecting Care Act, 2019.

Comments and Approach for PHIPA Administrative Penalties Advice and Submissions Download Read moreExpand

Letter to Ministry of Health on support for and approach to proposed administrative penalties under PHIPA, highlighting their importance in enforcing healthcare privacy and access rights.

Letter to the Ministry of the Solicitor General regarding regulatory proposals under the Community Safety and Policing Act, 2019 Advice and Submissions Download Read moreExpand

The IPC provided comments to the Ministry of the Solicitor General regarding the regulatory proposals under the Community Safety and Policing Act, 2019 (CSPA) following the ministry’s request for public input. In these comments, the IPC offers high-level comments on three proposals that relate to the IPC’s mandate.

Submission for the Five-Year Review of the Police Record Checks Reform Act, 2015 Advice and Submissions Download Read moreExpand

On September 11, 2023, the IPC provided a submission to the Ministry of the Solicitor General as part of the Five-Year Review of the Police Record Checks Reform Act, 2015. The submission includes eight recommendations on how the police record check regime can be improved to better balance the Ministry’s dual aims of protecting public safety, while also protecting Ontarians’ privacy and other fundamental human rights.

Letter to the Ministry of the Solicitor General regarding regulatory proposals under the Community Safety and Policing Act, 2019 Advice and Submissions Download Read moreExpand

The IPC provided comments to the Ministry of the Solicitor General regarding the regulatory proposals under the Community Safety and Policing Act, 2019 (CSPA) following the ministry’s request for public input. In these comments, the IPC offers high-level comments on three proposals that relate to the IPC’s mandate.

IPC letter on record-keeping concerns raised in Greenbelt report Advice and Submissions , Letters Download Read moreExpand

IPC response to Leader of the Official Opposition Marit Stiles’ concerns about government record keeping practices outlined in Greenbelt report

Submission for the July 2023 Proposed Regulatory Changes to Ontario Regulation 155/18 and 156/18. Advice and Submissions Download Read moreExpand

The IPC provided comments and recommendations to the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services with respect to the summary of proposed regulatory changes to Ontario Regulation 155/18 and 156/18 posted on the Ontario Regulatory Registry on July 13, 2023. Within the submission, the IPC urges the Ministry to ensure that any amendments to expand collection, use or disclosure of sensitive personal information for the safety and well-being of children and youth are matched by a proportionate level of robust privacy protection.

Submission for the 2023 5-Year Review of the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017 Advice and Submissions Download Read moreExpand

The IPC provided comments and recommendations to the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services as part of the 2023 5-Year Review of the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017. The IPC’s comments and recommendations are consistent with previous submissions and focus on the goal of strengthening the access and privacy protections afforded to Ontarians under the CYFSA and its regulations.

Comments on a regulatory proposal to establish administrative monetary penalties under the Personal Health Information Protection Act (PHIPA) Advice and Submissions Download Read moreExpand

Letter to the Ontario Ministry of Health describing the IPC’s support for both the maximum amounts for administrative penalties that the commissioner can order, as well as the criteria that the commissioner must consider when levying such penalties as part of order-making power under PHIPA.

Comments on Schedule 2 of Bill 102, Strengthening Safety and Modernizing Justice Act, 2023 Advice and Submissions Download Read moreExpand

This letter to Goldie Ghamari, Chair of the Standing Committee on Justice Policy, was intended to present the IPC’s privacy-related comments and recommended amendments to Schedule 2 of Bill 102, which, if passed, would expand the regulation-making authority under the Coroners Act, 1990.

Comments on Schedule 1 of Bill 102, Strengthening Safety and Modernizing Justice Act, 2023 Advice and Submissions Download Read moreExpand

This letter to Goldie Ghamari, Chair of the Standing Committee on Justice Policy, was intended to present the IPC’s privacy-related comments and recommendations on Schedule 1 of Bill 102, in relation to proposed amendments to the Community Safety and Policing Act, 2019 (CSPA). The legislative amendments support bringing the CSPA into force.

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