• Manitoba Ombudsman releases new privacy breach resources for public bodies and trustees

    Dec 4, 2018

    Manitoba Ombudsman has developed new privacy breach resources for Manitoba public bodies and trustees, including an online reporting form and new guidance documents.

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  • Manitoba Ombudsman investigates administrative actions related to the release of information about soil testing in St. Boniface

    Sep 18, 2018

    Acting Manitoba Ombudsman Marc Cormier has determined that his office will investigate whether the decision-making process related to the release of information about 2017 soil testing in St. Boniface was consistent with applicable policy and legislation, such as the Election Financing Act.

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  • Canada’s access to information and privacy guardians call for privacy regulation and oversight of political parties

    Sep 17, 2018

    In a joint resolution, Canada’s information and privacy ombudspersons and commissioners have called on governments to pass legislation requiring political parties to comply with globally recognized privacy principles, to provide Canadians with access to the personal information they hold about them, and to provide for independent oversight to verify and enforce privacy compliance.

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  • Access and Privacy Division

    This division is responsible for upholding access to information and privacy rights by investigating complaints and reviewing compliance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) and the Personal Health Information Act (PHIA).

  • Ombudsman Division

    This division promotes fairness and administrative accountability through investigation of complaints relating to matters of administration under the Ombudsman Act and disclosures of wrongdoing under the Public Interest Disclosure (Whistleblower Protection) Act.

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