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Ontario IPC concludes its review of Durham Region’s privacy breach

The Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario (IPC) has concluded its review of a privacy breach that occurred almost a year ago in Durham Region. The breach was traced to the region’s use of Accellion File Transfer Appliance (FTA) software, a product that has been linked to...

IPC co-sponsors three resolutions at 2021 Global Privacy Assembly

Children’s digital rights, data sharing for the public good, and government access to personal data were in the spotlight at the 43rd Global Privacy Assembly. The IPC co-sponsored resolutions on each of these topics, working with data protection and privacy authorities from around the world to ...

Media Literacy Week 2021

Media Literacy Week is an annual national campaign to promote digital and media literacy. In 2021, we’re celebrating Media Literacy Week by highlighting one of the IPC’s four strategic priorities, Children and Youth in a Digital World. Our goal is to champion the access and privacy rights of...

Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario launches Privacy Pursuit! Games and Activities for Kids

TORONTO, ON (September 23, 2021) – The Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario (IPC) has released, Privacy Pursuit! Games and Activities for Kids, a fun and free resource to help children learn more about personal privacy and how to protect themselves online. Using enterta...

Right to Know Week 2021 Virtual Event

This year will mark the 16th year Canadians have celebrated Right to Know Week.  From September 27 to October 3, Canadians can tune into a variety of virtual events to learn more about freedom of information and their right to access government information. Right to Know Week Virtual Event The ...

Leave no Ontarian Behind: Why Ontario should move ahead with its own private sector privacy law with or without federal reform

Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario responds to Ontario government’s proposals for a new private sector privacy law   TORONTO, ON (September 7, 2021) — The Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario (IPC) has issued its response to the provincial government...

Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario statement on the expansion of closed-circuit television systems in Ontario

Patricia Kosseim, Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario, issued the following statement in response to the Ontario government’s announcement of a $2 million investment to expand the coverage of closed-circuit television (CCTV) systems across the province. “CCTV camera systems may be...

Federal, Provincial and Territorial Information and Privacy Commissioners and Ombudsman Issue Joint Resolution About Privacy and Access to Information Rights During and After a Pandemic

Federal, Provincial and Territorial Information and Privacy Commissioners and Ombudsman Issue Joint Resolution About Privacy and Access to Information Rights During and After a Pandemic

IPC concludes investigation into school board’s use of cloud-based data service

The Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario (IPC) has concluded its investigation into the York Region District School Board’s (YRDSB) use of Edsby, a cloud-based data management service. Edsby, an application that stores and processes student information, is used by the Y...

Vaccine passports must meet highest level of privacy protection

May 19, 2021 – Privacy should be front and centre as governments and businesses consider COVID-19 vaccine passports as a tool to help Canadians return to normal life, say Canada’s privacy guardians. Vaccine passports would allow people to travel and gather again and could support economic rec...

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