Tag: Advice And Submissions

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Submission to the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services on its Strategy for a Safer Ontario

Submission to the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services on its Strategy for a Safer Ontario Brian Beamish Commissioner April 29, 2016

Date: Apr 29 2016   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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Submission of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario to the Standing Committee on Justice Policy on Bill 119

Submission of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario to the Standing Committee on Justice Policy on Bill 119: The Health Information Protection Act, 2015. Brian Beamish Commissioner March 3, 2016

Date: Mar 03 2016   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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Submission to the Standing Committee on the Legislative Assembly on Bill 41, Patients First Act, 2016

This submission addresses the privacy implications of the proposed Bill. The goal of our recommendations is to enhance the protection of personal health information of Ontarians.

Date: Nov 23 2016   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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Submission to the Standing Committee on Bill 89, Supporting Children, Youth and Families Act, 2017

Commissioner Brian Beamish presented his submission on Bill 89, Supporting Children, Youth and Families Act, 2017 to the Standing Committee on Justice Policy on Thursday, March 30, 2017.

Date: Mar 30 2017   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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IPC Submission on Draft Street Checks Regulations

Submission from the IPC to the the Honourable Yasir Naqvi, Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services, the Commissioner offers recommendations on the draft regulation proposed on October 28, 2015, which seeks to regulate the practice of police street checks across the province.

Date: Dec 11 2015   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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Letter and Submission to the Honourable Yasir Naqvi, on Draft Street Checks Regulations

Letter and submission from the IPC to the the Honourable Yasir Naqvi, Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services, the Commissioner offers recommendations on the draft regulation proposed on October 28, 2015, which seeks to regulate the practice of police street checks across the provi...

Date: Dec 11 2015   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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Comments of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario on the Proposed Regulation under Part X of the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017

Comments from the Information and Privacy Commissioner on the proposed regulation under Part X of the Child, Youth and Family Services Act.

Date: Jan 22 2018   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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Submission to the Standing Committee on Social Policy on Schedule 2 of Bill 59, Putting Consumers First Act, 2016

Commissioner Brian Beamish submitted comments to the Standing Committee on Social Policy on Bill 59, Schedule 2 of Bill 59, Putting Consumers First Act, 2016. The Bill includes measures to enable better enforcement of payday lending practices. The submission focuses specifically on the privacy im...

Date: Feb 08 2017   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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IPC Comments on the Ontario Government’s White Paper on Modernizing Privacy in Ontario

Backgrounder: Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario’s comments on key areas for reform in a made-in-Ontario private sector privacy law

Date: Sep 07 2021   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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Comments on the Toronto Police Services Board’s draft Use of New Artificial Intelligence Technologies Policy

The IPC shared its recommendations with Dr. Dubi Kanengisser, Senior Advisor, Strategic Analysis and Governance, Toronto Police Services Board on the Board’s draft Use of New Artificial Intelligence Technologies Policy. These recommendations were intended to strengthen the Policy and help the B...

Date: Dec 20 2021   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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Submission to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario: Proposed authority for the collection and use of personal information

With reference to Schedule 4 of Bill 27, the Working for Workers Act, 2021, this letter to Natalia Kusendova, Chair of the Standing Committee on Social Policy urges the Committee to amend Bill 27 to address an important issue about how one of its provisions approaches the collection and use of pe...

Date: Nov 18 2021   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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Letter to Dr. Catherine Zahn and Ms. Hillary Hartley regarding Proof of Vaccination Certificates in Ontario

This letter to Dr. Catherine Zahn, Deputy Minister of Health and Ms. Hillary Hartley, Chief Digital and Data Officer offered the IPC’s recommendations to help ensure ongoing protection of the privacy rights of Ontarians as the proof of vaccination certificate initiative continued in the provinc...

Date: Mar 10 2022   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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Comments on Bill 88, the Working for Workers Act, 2022

This letter to Natalia Kusendova, Chair of the Standing Committee on Social Policy was intended to present the IPC’s views on Schedule 2 of Bill 88, the Working for Workers Act, 2022 on how amendments to Bill 88 can better support its policy objective of enhancing transparency and protecting wo...

Date: Mar 15 2022   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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Submission on Bill 106: Obligations and authorities of Ontario Health Teams and access to records in electronic format

As Schedule 4 of Bill 106, the Pandemic and Emergency Preparedness Act, 2022 (Schedule 4) would amend the Personal Health Information Protection Act, 2004 (PHIPA) by introducing new regulation-making powers, the IPC submitted recommendations to  Ernie Hardeman Chair of the Committee Standing Com...

Date: Apr 11 2022   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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Commissioner Kosseim’s letter to Minister Rasheed and Minister McNaughton on the issue of employee monitoring in Ontario

Commissioner Kosseim urges the Minister of Public and Business Service Delivery and Minister of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development to work together to strengthen statutory privacy protections for workers in Ontario.

Date: Jan 25 2023   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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Letter to Dr. Cameron on Inquest File Q2022-10 and Jury Recommendation #78

Commissioner Kosseim’s letter to Dr. Cameron, Office of the Chief Coroner, regarding the IPC’s implementation plans for jury recommendation #78 from Inquest File Q2022-10.

Date: Feb 08 2023   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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Letter to the Ministry of the Solicitor General regarding the regulatory proposals under the Community Safety and Policing Act, 2019

The IPC provided comments to the Ministry of the Solicitor General regarding the regulatory proposals under the Community Safety and Policing Act, 2019 (CSPA) following the ministry’s request for public input. In these comments, the IPC offers high-level comments on four proposals that relate t...

Date: Feb 08 2023   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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Comments on Bill 60, Your Health Act, 2023

This letter to Goldie Ghamari, Chair of the Standing Committee on Social Policy, was intended to present the IPC’s views on how amendments to Bill 60 can better enhance transparency and privacy protections of Ontarians’ information with respect to the Integrated Community Health Services Cent...

Date: Mar 28 2023   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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Submission on Bill 79, the Working for Workers Act, 2023

This letter to Ernie Hardeman, Chair of the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs, recommends the Committee to withdraw Schedules 4, 6 and 7 from Bill 79 to give the Ministry additional time to clarify significant ambiguities and address our privacy-related comments in a more holisti...

Date: Apr 20 2023   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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Comments on Schedule 1 of Bill 102, Strengthening Safety and Modernizing Justice Act, 2023

This letter to Goldie Ghamari, Chair of the Standing Committee on Justice Policy, was intended to present the IPC’s privacy-related comments and recommendations on Schedule 1 of Bill 102, in relation to proposed amendments to the Community Safety and Policing Act, 2019 (CSPA). The legislative a...

Date: May 18 2023   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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Comments on Schedule 2 of Bill 102, Strengthening Safety and Modernizing Justice Act, 2023

This letter to Goldie Ghamari, Chair of the Standing Committee on Justice Policy, was intended to present the IPC’s privacy-related comments and recommended amendments to Schedule 2 of Bill 102, which, if passed, would expand the regulation-making authority under the Coroners Act, 1990.

Date: May 18 2023   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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Comments on a regulatory proposal to establish administrative monetary penalties under the Personal Health Information Protection Act (PHIPA)

Letter to the Ontario Ministry of Health describing the IPC’s support for both the maximum amounts for administrative penalties that the commissioner can order, as well as the criteria that the commissioner must consider when levying such penalties as part of order-making power under PHIPA.

Date: Jul 07 2023   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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Submission for the 2023 5-Year Review of the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017

The IPC provided comments and recommendations to the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services as part of the 2023 5-Year Review of the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017. The IPC’s comments and recommendations are consistent with previous submissions and focus on the goal of ...

Date: Jul 17 2023   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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Submission for the July 2023 Proposed Regulatory Changes to Ontario Regulation 155/18 and 156/18.

The IPC provided comments and recommendations to the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services with respect to the summary of proposed regulatory changes to Ontario Regulation 155/18 and 156/18 posted on the Ontario Regulatory Registry on July 13, 2023. Within the submission, the IPC ur...

Date: Aug 28 2023   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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Letter to the Ministry of the Solicitor General regarding regulatory proposals under the Community Safety and Policing Act, 2019

The IPC provided comments to the Ministry of the Solicitor General regarding the regulatory proposals under the Community Safety and Policing Act, 2019 (CSPA) following the ministry’s request for public input. In these comments, the IPC offers high-level comments on three proposals that relate ...

Date: Sep 05 2023   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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Submission for the Five-Year Review of the Police Record Checks Reform Act, 2015

On September 11, 2023, the IPC provided a submission to the Ministry of the Solicitor General as part of the Five-Year Review of the Police Record Checks Reform Act, 2015. The submission includes eight recommendations on how the police record check regime can be improved to better balance the Mi...

Date: Sep 12 2023   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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IPC letter on record-keeping concerns raised in Greenbelt report

IPC response to Leader of the Official Opposition Marit Stiles’ concerns about government record keeping practices outlined in Greenbelt report

Date: Aug 29 2023   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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Letter to the Ministry of the Solicitor General regarding regulatory proposals under the Community Safety and Policing Act, 2019

The IPC provided comments to the Ministry of the Solicitor General regarding the regulatory proposals under the Community Safety and Policing Act, 2019 (CSPA) following the ministry’s request for public input. In these comments, the IPC offers high-level comments on three proposals that relate ...

Date: Sep 27 2023   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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Comments and Approach for PHIPA Administrative Penalties

Letter to Ministry of Health on support for and approach to proposed administrative penalties under PHIPA, highlighting their importance in enforcing healthcare privacy and access rights.

Date: Oct 17 2023   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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Submission for Bill 135, Convenient Care at Home Act, 2023, which would amend the Connecting Care Act, 2019

In this letter to Brian Riddell, Chair of the Standing Committee on Social Policy, the IPC makes recommendations in relation to proposed amendments to the Connecting Care Act, 2019.

Date: Nov 20 2023   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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Letter to the Toronto Police Services Board about facial recognition mugshot database program

IPC comments to the board concerning its review of the Toronto Police Services’ artificial intelligence based, facial recognition mugshot database program.

Date: Jan 10 2024   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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Submission for Bill 149, the Working for Workers Four Act, 2023, which would amend the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA)

Commissioner’s speaking remarks. In this letter to Brian Riddell, Chair of the Standing Committee on Social Policy, the IPC makes recommendations in relation to proposed amendments to the Employment Standards Act that relate to the use of AI in the workplace. The letter also calls for the d...

Date: Feb 12 2024   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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Comments on Schedule 4 of Bill 157, Enhancing Access to Justice Act, 2023

In this letter to Goldie Ghamari, Chair of the Standing Committee on Justice Policy, the IPC makes comments and recommendations on Schedule 4 of Bill 157, in relation to proposed amendments to the Community Safety and Policing Act, 2019 (CSPA).

Date: Feb 20 2024   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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