Tag: Professional Guidelines

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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

Facial Recognition and Mugshot Databases: Guidance for Police in Ontario

This specific guidance offers practical recommendations for how Ontario police can mitigate potential privacy risks when using or contemplating using facial recognition technology to search mugshot databases. It includes key privacy, transparency, and accountability-related considerations to design


- Published on Feb 1, 2024

Administrative monetary penalties under the Personal Health Information Protection Act

The Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario (IPC) is committed to protecting personal health information using a flexible and balanced approach that addresses privacy violations while encouraging accountability, learning, and continuous improvement. As of January 1, 2024, the...

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- Published on Jan 1, 2024

Administrative Monetary Penalties: Guidance for the Health Care Sector

As of January 1, 2024, the IPC has the discretion to issue administrative monetary penalties as part of its enforcement powers for violations of the Personal Health Information Protection Act (PHIPA). Download the guidance document to learn more.


- Published on Jan 1, 2024

Notice of change to PHIPA Practice Direction #3

Document Updated: A change to PHIPA Practice Direction #3 took effect on October 10, 2023. Learn more As of October 10, 2023 , the IPC may publish PHIPA decisions at any stage of dispute resolution, including early resolution, investigation, and adjudication. This includes publishing the name of the


- Published on Sep 6, 2023

Frequently Asked Questions: Health Cards and Health Numbers

Our frequently asked questions on health cards and health numbers clarify who may collect, use or disclose health numbers for health care purposes, as well as the use of health cards as a proof of identity. Originally published November 2004.


- Published on Oct 1, 2021