Tag: Privacy and Transparency in a Modern Government

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Privacy and Access in Public Sector Contracting with Third Party Service Providers

This guidance provides practical advice for public sector organizations to help them identify privacy and transparency considerations when contracting with third party service providers. It includes best practices and recommendations to support proper accountability for records and personal


- Published on Jun 17, 2024

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...


- Published on May 7, 2024

Statement from the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario on Supreme Court decision not to release mandate letters

Patricia Kosseim, Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario, issued the following statement in response to the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision that the government does not need to disclose its mandate letters: "Access rights exist to ensure the public has the information it needs to...

News Release

- Published on Feb 2, 2024

Artificial Intelligence in the public sector: Building trust now and for the future

On January 24, 2024, the IPC had the pleasure of hosting Ontarians to a public event in celebration of Data Privacy Day. The theme was Modern Government: Artificial Intelligence in the Public Sector . If you weren’t able to attend in person or online, the webcast is available here on our YouTube


- Published on Feb 1, 2024

Ontario joins Canadian privacy regulators in passing resolutions on the privacy of young people and workers

TORONTO, ON, October 6, 2023 — Privacy authorities from across the country are calling on their respective governments to improve privacy legislation to protect young people and employees — groups that are significantly vulnerable, each in their own way, to the growing influence of digital...

News Release

- Published on Oct 6, 2023

Ontario joins Canada’s information regulators’ call to modernize the access to information regime

Today, Canada’s federal, provincial, and territorial Information Commissioners and Ombuds signed a joint resolution aimed at reinforcing the public's right to access government-held information. Recognizing the urgent need for change, Canada’s information regulators are calling upon their respective...

News Release

- Published on Oct 2, 2023

RTKW 2023: Why access to information matters more than ever!

For a topic that doesn’t often get as much media attention as its privacy counterpart, access to information has been making a lot more headlines this year. Many are urging the government to improve access to information legislation, and some are even taking it a step further — calling for a


- Published on Sep 20, 2023

IPC letter on record-keeping concerns raised in Greenbelt report

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


- Published on Aug 29, 2023

Commissioner Kosseim on "Leadership in the Digital Enterprise"

Commissioner Kosseim speaks with Jim Love about her role as commissioner, the meaning of leadership, current privacy issues, and earning the public’s trust.


- Published on Apr 6, 2023