Tag: Papers

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Guidance on the Use of Automated Licence Plate Recognition Systems by Police Services

This guidance document outlines the key obligations of police under privacy legislation in their use of ALPR systems and provides guidance, including best practices, on using these systems in a privacy-protective manner.  It addresses the use of ALPR systems for public safety purposes, in parti...

Date: Jul 04 2017   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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RFID and Privacy: Guidance for Health-Care Providers
Topic: Health | Privacy
Type: Papers

RFID and Privacy: Guidance for Health-Care Providers. RFID technology can help save lives – and preserve privacy.

Date: Jan 23 2008   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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Instant Messaging and Personal Email Accounts: Meeting Your Access and Privacy Obligations
Topic: Access | Privacy
Type: Papers

This document was developed to help Ontario’s public institutions manage the use of instant messaging and personal email accounts when doing business. All public servants should be aware records relating to an institution’s business that are created, sent or received through instant messaging...

Date: Jun 07 2016   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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Online Privacy: Make Youth Awareness and Education a Priority
Topic: Privacy | Youth
Type: Papers

This paper is a chronicle describing the IPC’s work to enhance awareness about the privacy challenges youth face on the Internet.

Date: Mar 25 2009   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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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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A Positive-Sum Paradigm in Action in the Health Sector
Topic: Health | Privacy
Type: Papers

Health information custodians frequently rely on de-identification when using or disclosing health information – a measure that can protect individual privacy, but often at the expense of data quality (zero-sum paradigm). Dr. Khaled El Emam, a senior investigator at the Children’s Hospital of...

Date: Mar 30 2010   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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Dispelling the Myths Under the Personal Health Information Protection Act

There are many myths surrounding how information may be collected, used and disclosed under the Personal Health Information Protection Act. Working with our partners in the health care community, we have created this one-page document to dispel some of the more common myths.

Date: Sep 28 2012   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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Improving Access and Privacy with Records and Information Management

This guidance is designed to help institutions implement better record and information management practices and enhance the public’s ability to access information.

Date: Nov 03 2016   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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Open Government: Key Implementation Considerations
Type: Papers

This guidance document provides institutions with an overview of important factors to consider when implementing Open Government including the need for institutional leadership, commitment, governance and resources to support culture change and sustain the program over time, learning from others...

Date: Sep 06 2016   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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Detecting and Deterring Unauthorized Access to Personal Health Information

Unauthorized access continues to be a growing problem in the health sector in Ontario. The province’s Personal Health Information Protection Act, (PHIPA), permits health information custodians (HIC) to collect, use and disclose personal health information for the purposes of providing or assist...

Date: Jan 28 2015   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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Guidance for the Use of Body-Worn Cameras by Law Enforcement Authorities

This guidance document aims to identify some of the privacy considerations law enforcement authorities should take into account when deciding whether to outfit law enforcement officers with body-worn cameras. Published by the federal Privacy Commissioner and privacy and personal information prote...

Date: Feb 18 2015   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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Privacy by Design
Topic: Privacy
Type: Papers

Date: Jan 30 2018   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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Open Government: Key Concepts and Benefits

This guidance paper is intended as a starting point for institutions considering Open Government and highlights two critical goals: enhancing access to government-held information and public participation.  It includes a discussion about making government-held information open by default and at...

Date: Sep 05 2016   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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Transparency, Privacy and the Internet: Municipal Balancing Acts

Municipalities are turning to the Internet as a means of making information public in an effort to improve accessibility, transparency and accountability. This may include publishing records directly to their website or including records in searchable databases that can be accessed online. Publis...

Date: Aug 04 2015   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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Best Practices for Institutions in Mediating Appeals under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act

A Joint Project of the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario and the Ministry of the Attorney General.

Date: Mar 01 2004   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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Open Contracting: Proactive Disclosure of Procurement Records

Proactive disclosure of procurement records strengthens clarity and accountability around government spending. It can also provide tangible benefits to institutions by reducing the number of procurement-related freedom of information requests, appeals and associated costs. This resource details t...

Date: Sep 21 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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A Guide to the Personal Health Information Protection Act
Topic: Health | Privacy
Type: Papers

This guide is a tool to help health information custodians understand their rights and obligations under the Personal Health Information Protection Act, (PHIPA).

Date: Dec 01 2004   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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Backgrounder for Senior Managers and Information and Privacy Co-ordinators: Raising the profile of Access and Privacy

Each provincial and municipal government organization has a Co-ordinator. This backgrounder looks at ways Co-ordinators can help staff integrate an awareness and understanding of access and privacy into their daily work.

Date: Dec 01 2001   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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Backgrounder for Senior Managers on the Role of Freedom of Information and Privacy Co-ordinators relating to Access to Information

Each provincial and municipal government organization has a Co-ordinator. This Backgrounder looks at the critically important role that Co-ordinators play.

Date: Sep 01 1999   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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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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Responding to a Health Privacy Breach: Guidelines for the Health Sector

This publication replaces the guidance document, What to do When Faced With a Privacy Breach: Guidelines for the Health Sector. This new, updated guide highlights the importance of having a detailed privacy breach protocol and explains the steps to take in responding to a breach under Ontario’s...

Date: Oct 04 2018   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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