IPC - Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner/Ontario | What's New http://www.ipc.on.ca en-us Reaching Out to Ontario: Sault Ste Marie http://www.ipc.on.ca/english/About-Us/Whats-New/Whats-New-Summary/?id=385 <TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=3 width=500 align=center bgColor=#ffffff border=0> <TBODY> <TR> <TD style="FONT-SIZE: 24px; COLOR: #ffffff; LINE-HEIGHT: 28px" bgColor=#ffffff vAlign=top align=center> <DIV align=center><A href="www.realprivacy.ca/index.php/international-privacy-day-symposium/" border="0"><IMG border=0 alt="" src="http://www.ipc.on.ca/site_images/roto2015-ssm-invite_500.jpg" width=500 height=140></A></DIV> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD align=center><STRONG>September 25, 2015 - 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.<BR> Sault Area Hospital<BR> Sault Ste Marie </STRONG></TD> </TR> <TR> <TD style="COLOR: #000" height=200 vAlign=top align=left> <P>Ontario’s Information and Privacy Commissioner is coming to the Sault Area Hospital this September to commemorate Right to Know Week. This special event will highlight the ongoing evolution to more transparent and accountable government in all parts of the province. Celebrated in more than 40 countries around the world, Right to Know Week promotes the enormous benefits of Open Government. The Commissioner will also take this opportunity to speak about the important issues surrounding health privacy.</P> <P>Following the Commissioner’s presentation two concurrent panels will examine: </P> <BLOCKQUOTE> <P><STRONG>Modernizing Access to Information </STRONG><BR> Open Government offers enormous possibilities to improve access to government-held information, enhance engagement with the public and drive economic innovation. Discussions will focus on important new developments in these areas and best practices to further open up municipal and provincial information.&nbsp; </P> <P><STRONG>Protecting Health Privacy </STRONG><BR> The highly sensitive nature of personal health information and the need to share it seamlessly with numerous health care providers presents significant challenges to privacy. Speakers will offer strategies to reduce the risk and ensure the best possible protection in electronic environments. </P> </BLOCKQUOTE> <P>Please join us and be part of the discussion about how we can build a better province where our privacy is well protected and governments remain accountable.</P> <TABLE cellSpacing=5 cellPadding=5 width="100%" align=center bgColor=#c4e4e3 border=0> <TBODY> <TR> <TD vAlign=top colSpan=3 align=center cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0">AGENDA</TD> </TR> <TR> </TR> <TR> <TD vAlign=top align=left><STRONG>9:00 a.m.</STRONG></TD> <TD vAlign=top colSpan=2 align=left>Registration</TD> </TR> <TR> <TD vAlign=top align=left><STRONG>9:15 a.m.</STRONG></TD> <TD vAlign=top colSpan=2 align=left>Welcome and Opening Remarks from Ron Gagnon, President and CEO, Sault&nbsp;Area Hospital </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD vAlign=top width="18%" align=left>&nbsp;</TD> <TD vAlign=top width="82%" colSpan=2 align=left>Presentation by Brian Beamish, Commissioner</TD> </TR> <TR> <TD vAlign=top align=left><STRONG>10:00 -<BR> 11.00 a.m.</STRONG></TD> <TD vAlign=top colSpan=2 align=left> <P>Concurrent panel sessions:</P> <OL type=A> <LI>Protecting personal health information in an electronic environment <UL> <LI>Manuela Di Re, Director of Legal Services <LI>Debra Grant, Director of Health Policy </LI> </UL> <LI>Working towards a more transparent and accountable government <UL> <LI>David Goodis, Assistant Commissioner <LI>Sherry Liang, Assistant Commissioner <LI>Renee Barrette, Director of Policy </LI> </UL> </LI> </OL> </TD> </TR> </TBODY> </TABLE> <P style="COLOR: #000; TEXT-ALIGN: justify"><STRONG>EVENT DETAILS</STRONG><BR> <STRONG>Date: </STRONG>September 25, 2015<BR> <STRONG>Registration:</STRONG>&nbsp;9.00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.<BR> <STRONG>Location:</STRONG> <A style="COLOR: #488793" href="http://www.sah.on.ca/" target=_blank>Sault Area Hospital</A>, Auditorium </P> <P>Webcasting details to follow.</P> <P>There is no cost for the event, but we kindly ask that you RSVP. Please specify which session you would like to attend.</P> <TABLE style="COLOR: #000000" borderColor=#488793 height=59 cellSpacing=5 cellPadding=5 width="50%" align=center border=3> <TBODY> <TR> <TD style="COLOR: #000000; BACKGROUND-COLOR: #333" width="25%" align=center> <P style="FONT-SIZE: 14px; TEXT-DECORATION: none; COLOR: #fff"><STRONG>RSVP</STRONG></P> </TD> <TD style="COLOR: #000000" width="25%" align=center><STRONG><A style="FONT-SIZE: 14px; COLOR: #488793" href="mailto:rsvp@ipc.on.ca?subject=Attending">Yes</A></STRONG></TD> <TD style="COLOR: #000000" width="25%" align=center><STRONG><A style="FONT-SIZE: 14px; COLOR: #488793" href="mailto:rsvp@ipc.on.ca?subject=Regrets">No</A></STRONG></TD> </TR> </TBODY> </TABLE> <BR> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD bgColor=#004900> <P style="COLOR: #fff"><STRONG>SPEAKERS</STRONG></P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD align=left><BR> <IMG border=0 hspace=5 alt="Brian Beamish" src="http://www.ipc.on.ca/site_images/Brian-Beamish-web-sm.jpg" width=72 align=left height=108><STRONG>Brian Beamish, Commissioner </STRONG><BR> <BR> Brian Beamish first began his career at the office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner (IPC) in 1999, as Director of Policy and Compliance. This was followed by his appointment to Assistant Commissioner in 2005, where he directed the Tribunal Services Division - investigating privacy complaints and resolving access to information appeals. In addition to overseeing Tribunal, Acting Commissioner Beamish also served as an executive policy advisor, playing a key role in executing the mandate of the IPC and supporting several initiatives in the best interests of the public, such as bringing universities and hospitals under the <EM>Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act</EM> and ushering in the <EM>Personal Health Information Protection Act</EM>. Prior to joining the IPC, Brian held a number of positions within the Ontario Public Service, including with the Ministries of the Solicitor General and Correctional Services.<BR> <BR> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD align=left><IMG border=0 hspace=5 alt="David Goodis" src="http://www.ipc.on.ca/site_images/David-Goodis-web.jpg" width=72 align=left height=108><STRONG>David Goodis, Assistant Commissioner</STRONG><BR> <BR> David Goodis is Assistant Commissioner (Policy &amp; Corporate Services) with the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario. David is a graduate of Western University's law school, and was called to the Ontario Bar in 1988. David has represented the IPC in hearings before the Divisional Court, the Ontario Court of Appeal, and the Supreme Court of Canada. David recently co-authored the 2015 <EM>Annotated Ontario Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Acts</EM>, and teaches Canadian administrative law to foreign-trained lawyers at the University of Toronto's Faculty of Law. <BR> <BR> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD align=left><IMG border=0 hspace=5 alt="Sherry Liang" src="http://www.ipc.on.ca/site_images/Sherry-Liang-web.jpg" width=72 align=left height=108><STRONG>Sherry Liang, Assistant Commissioner </STRONG><BR> <BR> Sherry Liang is Assistant Commissioner with the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario. In that capacity she is responsible for the Tribunal Services Department which investigates privacy and health information complaints and resolves access to information appeals. Before her appointment to this position Ms. Liang served in various capacities at the IPC and held appointments as a Vice-Chair with the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, the Grievance Settlement Board, and the Ontario Labour Relations Board. Ms. Liang has also been a Co-Chair of the University of Toronto Tribunal, practiced as an independent labour arbitrator and mediator, and was an Expert Advisor to Professor Harry Arthurs on the Federal Labour Standards Review Commission. Ms. Liang began her legal career in 1988 practising labour, administrative law and civil litigation at a Toronto law firm. She received a B.A. (Arts) from Queen's University, and her LL.B. and LL.M. (Administrative Law) from the Faculty of Law, University of Toronto. <BR> <BR> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD align=left> <P><IMG border=0 hspace=5 alt="Renee Barrette" src="http://www.ipc.on.ca/site_images/Renee-Barrette-web.jpg" width=72 align=left height=108><STRONG>Renee Barrette</STRONG>, <STRONG>Director of Policy</STRONG> <P>Renee is the Director of Policy with the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario. She is a graduate of Dalhousie University’s law school, and was called to the Ontario bar in 1984.&nbsp; Renee manages a team of 6 policy analysts who conduct research, educate the public and raise awareness of Ontario’s access and privacy laws. The policy department also works with government institutions to ensure compliance with our access and privacy laws. Renee began her career working in private practice and in various other public sector capacities.&nbsp; She joined the IPC in 2003.</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD align=left><IMG border=0 hspace=5 alt="Manuela Di Re" src="http://www.ipc.on.ca/site_images/Manuela-DiRe-web.jpg" width=72 align=left height=108><STRONG>Manuela Di Re, Director of Legal Services and General Counsel </STRONG><BR> <BR> Manuela Di Re was called to the Bar of the Province of Ontario in 1998 and to the bar of the State of New York in 2000. Since her call to the bar of the Province of Ontario she has practised exclusively in the area of health law. She began her practice as associate counsel at McCarthy Tétrault providing advice and representation to physicians in claims for medical negligence, in complaints before the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario and in matters before the Health Professions Appeal and Review Board and other administrative tribunals. She then continued her practice as senior legal counsel to a board of health, an ambulance service and two long-term care homes. In January 2005, she joined the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario and is currently the Director of Legal Services and General Counsel. <BR> <BR> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD align=left><IMG border=0 hspace=5 alt="Debra Grant" src="http://www.ipc.on.ca/site_images/Debra-Grant-web.jpg" width=72 align=left height=108><STRONG>Debra Grant, Director of Health Policy </STRONG><BR> <BR> Debra Grant is the Director of Health Policy at the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario, the independent body that oversees the <EM>Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act</EM>, the <EM>Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act</EM>, and the <EM>Personal Health Information Protection Act</EM>. She graduated in 1991 with a Ph.D. in social psychology from York University and has a Master's Degree in Applied Social Psychology from the University of Guelph. Since graduating, she has worked for the IPC conducting research and developing policies on access and privacy issues in relation to a wide variety of topics. She currently specializes in privacy issues in relation to the <EM>Personal Health Information Protection Act</EM>. <BR> <BR> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD align=left>&nbsp;</TD> </TR> </TBODY> </TABLE> Thu, 30 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT How to Request a Correction http://www.ipc.on.ca/english/About-Us/Whats-New/Whats-New-Summary/?id=389 <IMG style="WIDTH: 420px; HEIGHT: 621px" alt="" src="/site_images/Requesting a Correction.jpg"> Mon, 27 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT Requesting Your Health Records http://www.ipc.on.ca/english/About-Us/Whats-New/Whats-New-Summary/?id=386 <SPAN><FONT face=Calibri><IMG style="WIDTH: 421px; HEIGHT: 1620px" alt="" src="/site_images/Requesting Your Health Records.png" width=452 height=1631><BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> </FONT></SPAN> Mon, 20 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT How to File an Appeal http://www.ipc.on.ca/english/About-Us/Whats-New/Whats-New-Summary/?id=384 <FONT color=#4e4747 size=6 face=Nunito-Regular><FONT color=#4e4747 size=6 face=Nunito-Regular><FONT color=#4e4747 size=6 face=Nunito-Regular> <P align=left><FONT style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt"><IMG style="WIDTH: 420px; HEIGHT: 1000px" alt="" src="/site_images/How to File An Appeal 2015.jpg"><BR> <BR> &nbsp;<BR> <BR> </FONT></P> </FONT></FONT></FONT> Tue, 14 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT Blog: Disclosing Disciplinary Action http://www.ipc.on.ca/english/About-Us/Whats-New/Whats-New-Summary/?id=383 <P style="TEXT-ALIGN: justify"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Arial', 'sans-serif'"><FONT style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt" color=#000000>It goes without saying that we take the protection of privacy very seriously. It is, after all, one of the primary reasons why our office exists. On the other hand, we also believe very much in the importance of transparency and accountability. Inevitably, there are situations when privacy and transparency/accountability must be balanced.</FONT></SPAN></P> <P style="TEXT-ALIGN: justify"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Arial', 'sans-serif'"><FONT style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt" color=#000000></FONT></SPAN></P> <P style="TEXT-ALIGN: justify"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Arial', 'sans-serif'"><FONT style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt" color=#000000>In particular, there have been cases where health professionals have accessed patient records without consent, and in breach of health privacy legislation. This leads to the question of how much the affected individuals should be told about what happened and who was involved. While health care organizations may apologize and assure an affected individual that “disciplinary action” has been taken, it is not enough.</FONT></SPAN></P> <P style="TEXT-ALIGN: justify"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Arial', 'sans-serif'"><FONT style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt" color=#000000></FONT></SPAN></P> <P style="TEXT-ALIGN: justify"><FONT color=#000000><FONT style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Arial', 'sans-serif'">Health care organizations </SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Arial', 'sans-serif'">may understandably be reluctant to provide such details, and the old standby of “standard practice” is not an acceptable reason. In fact, we have stated in the past that an individual whose privacy has been breached should be told who accessed their records and the details of any disciplinary action.</SPAN></FONT></FONT></P> <P style="TEXT-ALIGN: justify"><S><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Arial', 'sans-serif'; COLOR: red"><SPAN style="TEXT-DECORATION: none"><FONT style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt" color=#000000></FONT></SPAN></S></P> <P style="TEXT-ALIGN: justify"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Arial', 'sans-serif'"><FONT style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt" color=#000000>This level of transparency is necessary for a few reasons. First, accessing records without authorization can seriously jeopardize an individual’s privacy and security. Individuals should be given a complete account of what happened so they can take any remedial steps to protect themselves, if necessary. Secondly, the individual should be able to make an informed decision on whether the health care organization has responded adequately to the breach. Third, for others who work with health records, knowing that the details of a disciplinary action will be disclosed can serve as a strong deterrent. Additionally, for some individuals there can be no sense of resolution and closure unless all of the details are disclosed. Being told that “everything is okay” is a small comfort when intimate details of your life may have been exposed to strangers.</FONT></SPAN></P> <P style="TEXT-ALIGN: justify"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Arial', 'sans-serif'"><FONT style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt" color=#000000></FONT></SPAN></P> <P style="TEXT-ALIGN: justify"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Arial', 'sans-serif'"><FONT style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt" color=#000000>Given the seriousness of a privacy breach, our office will weigh heavily in the interests of the individual whose privacy was violated. The burden of complying with provincial health legislation is the responsibility of the health care provider, not the patient.</FONT></SPAN></P> </SPAN> Mon, 29 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMT How to File a Freedom of Information Request http://www.ipc.on.ca/english/About-Us/Whats-New/Whats-New-Summary/?id=382 <SPAN style="COLOR: #1f497d"><FONT face=Calibri>You have the right to request access to recorded information held by institutions. <BR> Filing a freedom of information request is easy.&nbsp;<FONT color=#1f497d face=Calibri>Here are the three steps:</FONT><BR> &nbsp; <IMG style="WIDTH: 333px; HEIGHT: 607px" alt="" src="/site_images/Filing%20an%20FOI-.png" width=681 height=1099></FONT></SPAN> Mon, 15 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMT Minister of Health moves forward with all IPC recommendations for PHIPA amendments http://www.ipc.on.ca/english/About-Us/Whats-New/Whats-New-Summary/?id=380 <P><SPAN><FONT style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt">June 10, 2015 – Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, the Honourable Dr. Eric Hoskins, announced in a </FONT><A href="http://news.ontario.ca/mohltc/en/2015/6/ontario-to-introduce-new-measures-to-protect-patient-privacy.html#_ga=1.225567698.978699374.1332879082"><FONT style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt" color=#0000ff>statement</FONT></A><FONT style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt"><FONT style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt"><FONT style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt"> that the government would move forward with all of the IPC’s recommendations for</FONT> </FONT></FONT></SPAN><FONT style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt"><FONT style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10.5pt"><FONT style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt"><FONT style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt">amendments to the <I>Personal Health Information Protection Act.</I></FONT></FONT></SPAN></FONT></FONT></P> <P><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10.5pt"><FONT style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt"></FONT></SPAN></P> <P><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10.5pt"><FONT style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt" color=#0000ff><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Calibri', 'sans-serif'; FONT-SIZE: 11pt"><A href="http://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorials/2015/06/12/changes-to-ontarios-health-privacy-laws-deserve-wide-support-editorial.html"><FONT color=#0000ff>Toronto Star Editorial: Support This Reform</FONT></A><A href="http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ontario-to-double-fines-for-medical-privacy-breaches-make-prosecution-easier-1.3108047"></SPAN><BR> <BR> <SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10.5pt"></A><A href="http://www.thestar.com/life/health_wellness/2015/06/10/province-introduces-privacy-legislation-for-healthcare-data.html"><FONT style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt" color=#0000ff>Toronto Star</FONT></A><BR> <BR> <A href="http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ontario-to-double-fines-for-medical-privacy-breaches-make-prosecution-easier-1.3108047"></SPAN>CBC</FONT></A></SPAN></P> <P><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10.5pt"><FONT style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt"></FONT></SPAN></P> <P><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10.5pt"><A href="http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/ontario-health-minister-to-table-bill-strengthening-patient-privacy/article24903364/"><FONT style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt" color=#0000ff>Globe and Mail</FONT></A></SPAN></P> <P><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10.5pt"><FONT style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt"></FONT></SPAN></P> <P><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10.5pt"><A href="http://www.torontosun.com/2015/06/10/fines-to-double-for-medical-privacy-breaches-hoskins"><FONT style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt" color=#0000ff>Toronto Sun</FONT></A></SPAN></P> Fri, 12 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMT Letter to the Treasury Board on the Draft Open Data Directive http://www.ipc.on.ca/english/About-Us/Whats-New/Whats-New-Summary/?id=379 <P style="TEXT-ALIGN: justify"><FONT size=2 face=Calibri><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt"><FONT style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt"><FONT style="FONT-SIZE: 8pt"></FONT><FONT style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt" face=Arial>In this letter to the Deputy Minister Greg Orencsak, Treasury Board/Secretary of Treasury Board and Management Board of Cabinet, the Commissioner congratulates the government for the release of the draft </FONT><A href="http://news.ontario.ca/tbs/en/2015/05/ontario-releases-open-data-directive-for-public-feedback.html"><FONT style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt" color=#4e707e face=Arial><STRONG>Open Data directive</STRONG></FONT></A></FONT><FONT style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt"><FONT face=Arial><FONT style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt"><FONT style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt"><FONT style="FONT-SIZE: 8pt"><FONT style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt"><FONT style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt"> </FONT>and offers his recommendations on the best ways to move forward on the Open Government initiative. <BR> <BR> His recommendations include: <BR> &#8226; Ensuring the protection of personal information is explicitly highlighted when opening <BR> &nbsp; new data sets. <BR> &#8226; Requiring de-identified data to be periodically reviewed so that it cannot be linked to individuals. <BR> &#8226; Direction on how to further open up access to the government procurement process and <BR> &nbsp; disclosure of contracts. <BR> &#8226; Requiring that descriptions of data sets are accessible and understandable to the public. <BR> <BR> The Open Data directive follows the </FONT></FONT></FONT></FONT></FONT></FONT><A href="http://www.ontario.ca/document/open-default-new-way-forward-ontario"><FONT style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt" color=#4e707e face=Arial><STRONG>recommendations</STRONG></FONT></A><FONT style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt"><FONT style="FONT-SIZE: 8pt"><FONT style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt"><FONT style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt"><FONT style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt" face=Arial><FONT style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt"><FONT style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt"> </FONT>of the Open Government Engagement Team.</FONT></FONT></FONT> </FONT></FONT></FONT><BR> </SPAN></FONT></P> Thu, 11 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMT IPC Annual Report: Charting a Course for the Future http://www.ipc.on.ca/english/About-Us/Whats-New/Whats-New-Summary/?id=376 <P style="TEXT-ALIGN: justify"><SPAN>Ontarians expect their governments and broader public sector organizations to embrace new technologies for the effective and efficient delivery of programs and services.&nbsp; These technologies can be implemented in a way that will increase transparency, protect personal information, strengthen security and provide benefits for individuals and society. In his first annual report since becoming Commissioner, Brian Beamish expresses his support for the adoption of new tools and offers assistance to Ontario institutions to ensure privacy protection and compliance with the law.<BR> <BR> </SPAN><SPAN>In <A href="http://bit.ly/1HGU5F8"><FONT color=#0000ff>Charting a Course for the Future</FONT></A>, the Commissioner examines the use of new technologies in programs being implemented across the province, such as electronic health records and body-worn cameras. He also recognizes the enormous possibilities and benefits of Open Government.</SPAN></P> Tue, 26 May 2015 00:00:00 GMT Planning for Success: A Guide to PIAs http://www.ipc.on.ca/english/About-Us/Whats-New/Whats-New-Summary/?id=375 <SPAN style="TEXT-ALIGN: justify; WIDOWS: 1; TEXT-TRANSFORM: none; BACKGROUND-COLOR: rgb(255,255,255); TEXT-INDENT: 0px; LETTER-SPACING: normal; FONT: 11px Verdana, Arial, sans-serif; WHITE-SPACE: normal; COLOR: rgb(105,105,105); WORD-SPACING: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px">Ontario public sector institutions must meet high standards of care and trust whenever collecting, using and disclosing personal and other sensitive information. Any public institution considering new information technologies, systems, and program services which may affect privacy are strongly encouraged to complete a privacy impact assessment (PIA).&nbsp;<BR> <BR> </SPAN><SPAN style="TEXT-ALIGN: justify; WIDOWS: 1; TEXT-TRANSFORM: none; BACKGROUND-COLOR: rgb(255,255,255); TEXT-INDENT: 0px; LETTER-SPACING: normal; DISPLAY: inline !important; FONT: 11px Verdana, Arial, sans-serif; WHITE-SPACE: normal; FLOAT: none; COLOR: rgb(105,105,105); WORD-SPACING: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px">The IPC’s new guide, <A href="https://www.ipc.on.ca/english/Resources/Discussion-Papers/Discussion-Papers-Summary/?id=1502">Planning for Success</A> provides institutions with step-by-step advice on how to carry out a PIA from beginning to end.&nbsp; </SPAN> Tue, 19 May 2015 00:00:00 GMT