• Manitoba Ombudsman initiates investigation into privacy breach at Manitoba Families, Children’s DisABILITY Services

    Sep 10, 2020

    Manitoba Ombudsman has initiated an investigation into a privacy breach affecting approximately 9,000 children who are clients of Children’s DisABILITY Services (CDS) in Manitoba Families.

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  • Manitoba Ombudsman releases FIPPA audit report of four Manitoba public bodies

    Jun 25, 2020

    Manitoba Ombudsman has released an audit report under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) into the access to information practices of four public bodies – Manitoba Finance, Executive Council Office, the Civil Service Commission and Manitoba Crown Services.

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  • Privacy commissioners issue joint statement on privacy principles for contact tracing and similar smartphone apps

    May 7, 2020

    Manitoba Ombudsman has joined with other federal, provincial and territorial privacy commissioners in issuing a joint statement on the privacy principles that should guide decisions about using contact tracing and similar smartphone applications as public health tools to help address the COVID-19 pandemic.

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