Tag: Information Management

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Privacy Diagnostic Tool (PDT) Workbook

The PDT is an instrument that uses a series of questions to give businesses a ‘read’ on how well they manage their customers’ personal information. The PDT uses internationally recognized fair information practices as its basis.

Date: Aug 01 2001   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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Electronic Records and Document Management Systems: A New Tool for Enhancing the Public’s Right to Access Government-Held Information?

This paper examines the role that electronic records and document management systems (ERDMSs) can play in enhancing the public’s right to access information from government institutions in Ontario.

Date: Jul 01 2003   Type: Resource   Access: Professional

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IPC Practices No. 7 – The Collection and Use of the Social Insurance Number

Tip sheet for government organizations on handling personal information with regards to social insurance numbers.

Date: Sep 01 1998   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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IPC Practices No. 22 – Routine Disclosure/Active Dissemination (RD/AD) of Government Information

Tip sheet for government organizations on information management.

Date: Sep 01 1998   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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IPC Practices No. 25 – You and Your Personal Information at the Ministry of Transportation

Tip sheet for government institutions on handling personal information. Revised July, 2009.

Date: Sep 01 1998   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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Guidelines for Protecting the Privacy and Confidentiality of Personal Information When Working Outside the Office

Provides best practices and tips to assist government organizations in developing policies that address the privacy obligations of employees who are working in locations outside the traditional office setting.

Date: Jul 01 2001   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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Fact Sheet #10 – Secure Destruction of Personal Information

Date: Dec 04 2005   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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Privacy and the Open Networked Enterprise

Updated: December 2006.

Date: Jun 01 2005   Type: Resource   Access: Professional

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Breach Notification Assessment Tool

This document assists organizations in making key decisions about notifying individuals after a privacy breach occurs by presenting checklists covering factors affecting whether to notify, when and how to notify, what to include in a notification and other organizations that should be contacted. ...

Date: Dec 11 2006   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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Practice Tool for Exercising Discretion: Emergency Disclosure of Personal Information by Universities, Colleges and other Educational Institutions

In emergency situations, privacy laws in Ontario and British Columbia1 do not prohibit universities, colleges or other educational institutions from responsibly disclosing a student’s personal information, including information about their mental, emotional or other health conditions, to pare...

Date: Oct 30 2008   Type: Resource   Access: Professional

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Get rid of it Securely to keep it Private – Best Practices for the Secure Destruction of Personal Health Information

This is joint publication between Commissioner, Dr. Ann Cavoukian and Robert Johnson, Executive Director of the National Association for Information Destruction (NAID). This publication was borne out of a particular Health Order (HO-006) which Commissioner Cavoukian issued this past summer re...

Date: Oct 29 2009   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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Fact Sheet #18 – Secure Transfer of Personal Health Information

In Order HO-011, the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario (IPC) ordered Cancer Care Ontario to discontinue its practice of transferring records of personal health information relating to its colon cancer screening program in paper format, after several courier packages containing the p...

Date: Aug 01 2012   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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A Primer on Metadata: Separating Fact from Fiction

Since the recent revelations of the NSA’s sweeping surveillance of the public’s metadata, the term “metadata” has been regularly used in the media, frequently without any explanation of its meaning. Metadata’s reach can be extensive – including information that reveals the time and du...

Date: Jul 17 2013   Type: Resource   Access: Professional

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Freedom and Control: Engineering a New Paradigm for the Digital World

Privacy and cybersecurity professionals, creators of digital property, and countless policy-makers have spent decades fighting to civilize the digital world, but they have lacked the most fundamental tool they need to succeed, namely — information systems engineering that enables true control o...

Date: May 08 2014   Type: Resource   Access: Professional

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De-identification Protocols: Essential for Protecting Privacy

Information is becoming far more valuable as businesses seek to learn more about their customers and those of their competitors, and as advertisers seek to gain a competitive advantage by finding new and innovative ways to use information to target advertisements that are most relevant to their c...

Date: Jun 25 2014   Type: Resource   Access: Professional

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Planning for Success: Privacy Impact Assessment Guide

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 that may affect privacy are strongly en...

Date: May 19 2015   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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Best Practices for Protecting Individual Privacy in Conducting Survey Research

  As governments and public sector organizations strive to become more efficient, accountable and customer focused, they frequently seek input from the public about their programs and services. One of the most cost-effective ways to accomplish this is through surveys. While surveys can be an...

Date: Apr 07 2015   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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FIPPA and MFIPPA: Bill 8 — The Recordkeeping Amendments

Bill 8, the Public Sector and MPP Accountability and Transparency Act, 2014, will come into effect on January 1, 2016. This Bill amends the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) and the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA) to include requi...

Date: Dec 22 2015   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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De-identification Guidelines for Structured Data

This document highlights the key issues to consider when de-identifying personal information in the form of structured data and it provides a step-by-step process that institutions can follow when removing personal information from data sets.

Date: Jun 08 2016   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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IPC Practices No. 26: Safe and Secure Disposal Procedures for Municipal Institutions

Tip sheet for government insitutions on handling information.

Date: Aug 13 2003   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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Disposing of Your Electronic Media

This fact sheet provides guidance on how Ontario public institutions and health information custodians can securely destroy personal information when disposing of electronic media.

Date: Mar 06 2018   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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