Tag: Fact Sheets

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The Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and Councillors’ records

Our office is sometimes required to decide access to information appeals relating to requests for records held by municipal councillors. Unfortunately, the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA) does not expressly refer to records of municipal councillors. This fa...

Date: Apr 22 2016   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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You are Affected by a Freedom of Information Request: What You Should Know

This fact sheet seeks to answer some of the common questions you may have about the freedom of information process. This document is part of a series designed to keep the public and professionals up to date with the IPC’s interpretations of access and privacy laws.

Date: Sep 26 2016   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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Fact Sheet: What is Personal Information?

This fact sheet explains the meaning of the term “personal information,” and answers frequently asked questions.

Date: Oct 20 2016   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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Technology Fact Sheet – Protecting Against Ransomware

This Fact Sheet from the IPC discusses how ransomware has become an increasingly dangerous threat to the security of electronic records and provides guidance on how public institutions and healthcare organizations can protect themselves against it.

Date: Jul 15 2016   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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Disclosure of Personal Information to Law Enforcement

Date: Nov 22 2018   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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Fact Sheet #16 – Health-Care Requirement for Strong Encryption

The Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner, in Order HO-004 and Order HO-007, required that health information be safeguarded at all times, specifically by ensuring that any personal health information stored on any mobile devices (e.g., laptops, memory sticks, PDAs) be strongly encry...

Date: Jul 16 2010   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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Fact Sheet #17 – Applying PHIPA and FIPPA/MFIPPA to Personal Health Information

The purpose of this Fact Sheet is to provide organizations that are defined as both health information custodians under the Personal Health Information Protection Act (PHIPA) and institutions under public sector privacy and access to information legislation, namely the provincial Freedom of Infor...

Date: Apr 19 2011   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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Privacy Fact Sheet: General Data Protection Regulation

Date: Jul 11 2018   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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Protect Against Phishing

Date: Jul 04 2019   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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Big Data and Your Privacy Rights
Topic: Privacy
Type: Fact Sheets

The emergence of big data as a tool to manage and analyze large and complex data sets offers great promise and opportunity, but also raises serious privacy challenges and considerations, especially to personal privacy. Public and health sector institutions increasingly use big data tools to impro...

Date: Jan 25 2017   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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Fact Sheet #08 – Lock-box Fact Sheet
Topic: Health | Privacy
Type: Fact Sheets

Date: Jul 01 2005   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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Fact Sheet #06 – Reporting Requests under PHIPA
Topic: Health
Type: Fact Sheets

Revised October 2012

Date: Apr 01 2005   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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Fact Sheet #04 – Fundraising under PHIPA
Topic: Health
Type: Fact Sheets

Revised Sept. 2014.

Date: Apr 01 2005   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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Fact Sheet #01 – Safeguarding Personal Health Information
Topic: Health | Privacy
Type: Fact Sheets

Date: Jan 01 2005   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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Fact Sheet: Reasonable Search

This fact sheet answers some frequently asked questions about reasonable searches for records.

Date: Apr 11 2017   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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Fact Sheet: Video Surveillance

This fact sheet highlights the important factors an institution must consider before implementing a video surveillance system.

Date: Nov 09 2016   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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A Guide to Privacy and Access in Ontario Schools

Date: Jan 10 2019   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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Your Business is Affected by a Freedom of Information Request: What You Should Know

This fact sheet outlines what to expect when an institution contacts you about an access request, your options for appeal, and other frequently asked questions. This document is part of a series designed to keep the public and professionals up to date with the IPC’s interpretations of access an...

Date: Oct 04 2016   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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Your Child’s Privacy in School (Fact Sheet)

Date: Jan 10 2019   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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Succession Planning to Help Prevent Abandoned Records
Topic: Health
Type: Fact Sheets

Date: Apr 15 2019   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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Protecting Your Students’ Privacy Online (Fact Sheet)

Date: Jan 10 2019   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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Release of personal information to police: your privacy rights
Topic: Privacy
Type: Fact Sheets

Date: Aug 12 2019   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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Privacy in the School (Fact Sheet)

Date: Jan 10 2019   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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Police record checks
Topic: Access
Type: Fact Sheets

Date: Aug 12 2019   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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Fact Sheet: Communicating Personal Health Information by Email

This fact sheet describes the risks of using email and custodians’ obligations under the Personal Health Information Protection Act. It outlines some of the technical, physical and administrative safeguards needed to protect personal health information when communicating by email and the polic...

Date: Sep 15 2016   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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Smart Cities and Your Privacy Rights

Date: Apr 27 2018   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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Frivolous and Vexatious Requests

Date: Aug 22 2017   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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Access Fact Sheet: Third Party Information Exemption

Date: Sep 26 2018   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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Fact Sheet #13 – Wireless Communications Technologies: Video Surveillance Systems

Fact Sheet about the use of wireless CCTV cameras.  

Date: Jun 07 2007   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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