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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 personal information. The IPC recognized that the amendment would enable effective...

Privacy And Transparency In A Modern Government Advice And Submissions Nov 18 2021

IPC Response to the Ontario government’s public consultation on a “Policy framework for Ontario’s digital identity program”

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Privacy And Transparency In A Modern Government Advice And Submissions Sep 27 2021

IPC Response to the Ontario Government’s Consultation on a New Provincial Data Authority

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Privacy And Transparency In A Modern Government Advice And Submissions Sep 22 2021

IPC Comments on the Ontario Government’s Consultation on Ontario’s Trustworthy Artificial Intelligence (AI) Framework Privacy And Transparency In A Modern Government Advice And Submissions Jun 07 2021

Submission to the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario: Bill 288, the Building Opportunities in the Skilled Trades Act, 2021

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Privacy And Transparency In A Modern Government Advice And Submissions May 25 2021

IPC’s letter to Minister Lisa M. Thompson regarding the Government of Ontario’s Better, Smarter Government Discussion Paper

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Privacy And Transparency In A Modern Government Advice And Submissions Nov 28 2019

IPC letter to Minister Lisa M. Thompson regarding the Government of Ontario’s Creating Economic Benefits Discussion Paper

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Privacy And Transparency In A Modern Government Advice And Submissions Oct 15 2019

IPC letter to Minister Lisa M. Thompson regarding Government of Ontario’s “Promoting Trust and Confidence in Ontario’s Data Economy” discussion paper

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Privacy And Transparency In A Modern Government Advice And Submissions Sep 17 2019

Protect Against Phishing

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Privacy And Transparency In A Modern Government | Technology And Security Fact Sheets Jul 04 2019

Smart Cities and Your Privacy Rights

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Privacy | Privacy And Transparency In A Modern Government | Technology And Security Fact Sheets Apr 27 2018

Joint Federal Provincial Territorial Letter to Minister of Infrastructure and Communities on Smart Cities Challenge

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Privacy | Privacy And Transparency In A Modern Government | Technology And Security Letters Apr 26 2018

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.

Information Management | Privacy And Transparency In A Modern Government | Technology And Security Best Practices | Fact Sheets Mar 06 2018

Big Data Guidelines

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Privacy And Transparency In A Modern Government May 17 2017

Open Government and Protecting Privacy

The IPC strongly supports Open Government initiatives and encourages Ontario institutions to be more open and transparent, and to enhance their engagement with the public. This document offers guidance for institutions on how to move towards increased government transparency without negatively affecting individuals’ privacy.

Open Government | Privacy | Privacy And Transparency In A Modern Government Mar 15 2017

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.

Privacy And Transparency In A Modern Government Advice And Submissions Feb 08 2017

Big Data and Your Privacy Rights

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 improve programs and public services and ensure they are supported by better...

Privacy | Privacy And Transparency In A Modern Government Fact Sheets Jan 25 2017

Fact Sheet: Video Surveillance

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

Privacy | Privacy And Transparency In A Modern Government | Surveillance | Technology And Security Best Practices | Fact Sheets | Professional Guidelines Nov 09 2016

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.

Access | Access Request Process | Appeal Process | Legislation | Open Government | Privacy And Transparency In A Modern Government Best Practices | Papers | Professional Guidelines Nov 03 2016

Open Government: Key Implementation Considerations

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, engaging both internal and external users, and meeting legal...

Open Government | Privacy And Transparency In A Modern Government Papers Sep 06 2016

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 little or no cost, and ways to enable a true two-way dialogue with the...

Access | Open Government | Privacy And Transparency In A Modern Government Papers | Professional Guidelines Sep 05 2016

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.

Privacy And Transparency In A Modern Government | Technology And Security Fact Sheets Jul 15 2016

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.

Information Management | Privacy And Transparency In A Modern Government Best Practices Jun 08 2016

Thinking About Clouds? Privacy, security and compliance considerations for Ontario public sector institutions

The IPC has prepared this new guidance document, Thinking About Clouds? Privacy, security and compliance considerations for Ontario public sector institutions, to help institutions evaluate whether cloud computing services are suitable for their information management needs. In particular, it seeks to raise awareness of the risks associated with using cloud computing...

Privacy | Privacy And Transparency In A Modern Government | Technology And Security Feb 20 2016

Submission to the Standing Committee on the Legislative Assembly: e-Petitions

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Open Government | Privacy And Transparency In A Modern Government Advice And Submissions Oct 21 2015

Guidelines for the Use of Video Surveillance

 

Privacy | Privacy And Transparency In A Modern Government | Surveillance Best Practices | Professional Guidelines Oct 06 2015

Open Contracting: Proactive Disclosure of Procurement Records

 

Access | Open Government | Privacy And Transparency In A Modern Government Papers | Professional Guidelines Sep 21 2015

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. Publishing materials online is an effective means of ensuring that the public has...

Legislation | Privacy | Privacy And Transparency In A Modern Government | Technology And Security Papers | Professional Guidelines Aug 04 2015

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 consumers.

Information Management | Privacy | Privacy And Transparency In A Modern Government | Technology And Security Papers | Professional Guidelines Jun 25 2014