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Oct 16, 2020, 16:38 ET The time has come for a made-in-Ontario private sector privacy law

The IPC responds to Ontario's call for comments on private sector privacy reform TORONTO, Oct. 16, 2020 /CNW/ - The Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario (IPC) has filed a...


Jul 29, 2020, 11:00 ET LifeLabs agrees to comply with privacy commissioners' orders, but challenges release of investigation report

VICTORIA, BC, July 29, 2020 /CNW/ - On June 25, the Information and Privacy Commissioners of Ontario and British Columbia issued a joint investigation report into the company's 2019 privacy breach...


Jun 25, 2020, 12:30 ET Ontario IPC and BC OIPC find LifeLabs failed to protect personal information in 2019 breach

Canadian laboratory testing company found in violation of privacy laws TORONTO, June 25, 2020 /CNW/ - A joint investigation by the Information and Privacy Commissioners of Ontario and BC has found...


Dec 17, 2019, 14:25 ET Statement from the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario and the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner for British Columbia on LifeLabs Privacy Breach

Commissioners investigating cyberattack affecting health care information of millions of customers TORONTO, Dec. 17, 2019 /CNW/ - The Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario...


Jun 27, 2019, 10:05 ET Ontario's Information and Privacy Commissioner Calls for Updated Privacy Laws to Prepare for a Digital Ontario

TORONTO, June 27, 2019 /CNW/ - In his 2018 Annual Report, Privacy and Accountability for a Digital Ontario, Brian Beamish, Ontario's Information and Privacy Commissioner, recommends several...


Jan 22, 2019, 10:00 ET Media Advisory - Ontario's Privacy Commissioner hosting panel on smart cities

TORONTO, Jan. 22, 2019 /CNW/ - Are you ready for life in a smart city? With the advent of new technologies − energy conservation sensors, real-time parking apps, automated financial transactions −...


Nov 21, 2018, 10:00 ET Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario to Visit Barrie

TORONTO, Nov. 21, 2018 /CNW/ - Ontario's Information and Privacy Commissioner, Brian Beamish, will host a special event in Barrie on November 23, 2018, as part of the IPC's Reaching Out to Ontario...


Jun 14, 2018, 10:30 ET Ontario's Information and Privacy Commissioner Calls for Privacy Regulation and Oversight of Province's Political Parties

TORONTO, June 14, 2018 /CNW/ - In his 2017 Annual Report, Thirty Years of Access and Privacy Service, Ontario's Information and Privacy Commissioner, Brian Beamish, is calling for a number of...


May 09, 2018, 16:35 ET Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario to investigate unauthorized use and disclosure of personal information by police

TORONTO, May 9, 2018 /CNW/ - This week, the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario (IPC) became aware of two separate incidents involving potential privacy breaches by police...


Apr 26, 2018, 16:00 ET Ontario's Privacy Commissioner Leads Call for a Privacy-Protective Approach to Smart City Projects

TORONTO, April 26, 2018 /CNW/ - Privacy and information authorities from across Canada are urging the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities to ensure privacy and security are at the forefront of ...


Jan 25, 2018, 13:30 ET Statement from Ontario's Information and Privacy Commissioner on Data Privacy Day

Renews Call for Modernized Privacy Laws TORONTO, Jan. 25, 2018 /CNW/ - Brian Beamish, Ontario's Information and Privacy Commissioner, released the following statement to mark Data Privacy Day on...


Nov 28, 2017, 10:30 ET Media Advisory - Information and Privacy Commissioner visiting Windsor to address key access and privacy issues

TORONTO, Nov. 28, 2017 /CNW/ - Ontario's Information and Privacy Commissioner, Brian Beamish, will host a special event in Windsor on Thursday, November 30, 2017, as part of the IPC's Reaching Out to ...


Oct 24, 2017, 10:30 ET Information and Privacy Commissioner Cautions Ontario Educators on Use of Online Teaching Tools

New report includes best practices for protecting student privacy TORONTO, Oct. 24, 2017 /CNW/ - Ontario's Information and Privacy Commissioner (IPC) today released a review of online educational...


Sep 28, 2017, 10:00 ET Protecting Patient Privacy - Information and Privacy Commissioner releases new guidance on mandatory reporting of health information breaches

TORONTO, Sept. 28, 2017 /CNW/ - Ontario's Information and Privacy Commissioner (IPC) has released a guidance document called "Reporting a Privacy Breach to the Commissioner: Guidelines for the Health ...


Sep 27, 2017, 15:47 ET The Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario wins Global Privacy Award for Excellence in Research

TORONTO, Sept. 27, 2017 /CNW/ - The Information and Privacy Commissioner (IPC) of Ontario's De-identification Guidelines for Structured Data has won the inaugural International Conference of Data...


Jun 19, 2017, 10:30 ET Ontario's Information and Privacy Commissioner calls for legislation to manage the privacy risks of big data in the public sector

TORONTO, June 19, 2017 /CNW/ - In his 2016 Annual Report, Facing Challenges Together, Ontario's Information and Privacy Commissioner, Brian Beamish, is calling for a number of legislative changes to...


May 01, 2017, 10:30 ET Media Advisory - Information and Privacy Commissioner visiting Thunder Bay to address key access and privacy issues

TORONTO, May 1, 2017 /CNW/ - Ontario's Information and Privacy Commissioner, Brian Beamish, will host a special event in Thunder Bay on Wednesday, May 3, 2017, as part of the IPC's Reaching Out to...


Mar 16, 2017, 10:00 ET Health Record Snooping Case Prosecuted in Goderich

TORONTO, March 16, 2017 /CNW/ - A Masters of Social Work student who was on an educational placement with a family health team in Central Huron, has been ordered to pay a $20,000 fine and a $5,000...


Jan 25, 2017, 09:00 ET /R E P E A T -- Media Advisory - IPC Privacy Day Event/

Government and Big Data: Privacy Risks and Solutions TORONTO, Jan. 23, 2017 /CNW/ - Big data is having a significant impact on the way Ontario's institutions develop public policy and design...


Jan 23, 2017, 09:00 ET Media Advisory - IPC Privacy Day Event

Government and Big Data: Privacy Risks and Solutions TORONTO, Jan. 23, 2017 /CNW/ - Big data is having a significant impact on the way Ontario's institutions develop public policy and design...


Dec 19, 2016, 11:51 ET Statement from Information and Privacy Commissioner Brian Beamish on Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change Submission of False FOI Compliance Statistics

TORONTO, Dec. 19, 2016 /CNW/ - In June 2016 I had the honour to present the 2015 Annual Report of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario, including a full array of statistics, to the...


Sep 29, 2016, 09:00 ET Information and Privacy Commissioner finds no wrongdoing in TO2015 recordkeeping

TORONTO, Sept. 29, 2016 /CNW/ - Ontario's Information and Privacy Commissioner (IPC) Brian Beamish today released the findings of his investigation into the records management practices of the...


Sep 26, 2016, 09:00 ET Media Advisory - Information and Privacy Commissioner Speaking in London this Right to Know Week

TORONTO, Sept. 26, 2016 /CNW/ - Ontario's Information and Privacy Commissioner Brian Beamish will be discussing the importance of Open Government and furthering public sector transparency at Western...


Sep 15, 2016, 09:30 ET Media Advisory - Information and Privacy Commissioner Speaking in London this Right to Know Week

TORONTO, Sept. 15, 2016 /CNW/ - Ontario's Information and Privacy Commissioner Brian Beamish will be discussing the importance of Open Government and furthering public sector transparency at Western...


Jul 12, 2016, 09:30 ET Information and Privacy Commissioner Withdraws Legal Action Against Toronto Police

New Police Procedure Prevents Attempted Suicide-Related Information From Being Shared with US Border Officials, Satisfying Commissioner's Concerns TORONTO, July 12, 2016 /CNW/ - The Information and...