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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...

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- Published on Feb 2, 2024

Media advisory: Ontario’s Information and Privacy Commissioner to host panel on artificial intelligence in the public sector

TORONTO, ON (January 22, 2024) – To mark Data Privacy Day, Patricia Kosseim , Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario, will host a panel discussion about the adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies in the public sector, with privacy experts from the public sector, academia, and...

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- Published on Jan 22, 2024

IPC joins international regulators in support of resolutions on artificial intelligence (AI) in the workplace and generative AI

The Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario (IPC) joined data protection and privacy authorities from around the world at the 45th Global Privacy Assembly (GPA) to raise awareness of the need for core data protection and privacy principles to govern the development, operation...

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- Published on Oct 31, 2023

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...

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- 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...

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- Published on Oct 2, 2023

Information and Privacy Commissioner Re-Affirms Call for Ontario Private Sector Privacy Law

TORONTO, ON (June 14, 2022) – In the IPC’s 2021 annual report , released today, Ontario’s Information and Privacy Commissioner, Patricia Kosseim , renewed her call for a provincial private sector privacy law and updates to the province’s existing privacy and access regime. “Ontario’s access and...

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- Published on Jun 14, 2022

Backgrounder on LifeLabs Privacy Breach December 17, 2019

LifeLabs Privacy Breach December 17, 2019 Backgrounder When were you notified of the breach? On November 1, LifeLabs notified both the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario and the Information and Privacy Commissioner for British Columbia that, through their cybersecurity...

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- Published on Dec 17, 2019

Statement from the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario and the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner for British Columbia on LifeLabs Privacy Breach

Statement from the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario and the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner for British Columbia on LifeLabs Privacy Breach Commissioners investigating cyberattack affecting health care information of millions of customers TORONTO –...

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- Published on Dec 17, 2019

2017 Annual Report - Ontario’s Information and Privacy Commissioner Calls for Privacy Regulation and Oversight of Province’s Political Parties

Ontario’s Information and Privacy Commissioner Calls for Privacy Regulation and Oversight of Province’s Political Parties TORONTO, ON (June 14, 2018) – In his 2017 Annual Report, Thirty Years of Access and Privacy Service , Ontario’s Information and Privacy Commissioner, Brian Beamish, is calling...

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- Published on Jun 14, 2018

Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario to investigate unauthorized use and disclosure of personal information by police

TORONTO, ON (May 9, 2018) – This week, the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario (IPC) became aware of two separate incidents involving potential privacy breaches by police services in Peel and Toronto. The first involved the alleged unauthorized disclosure of police...

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- Published on May 9, 2018