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.Read more
Advisories for public bodies and trustees about extensions under FIPPA and responding to access requests under PHIA
Mar 24, 2020
The ombudsman has issued an advisory for public bodies about extensions under FIPPA during the COVID-19 pandemic and an advisory for trustees about responding to individuals’ access requests under PHIA during the COVID-19 pandemic.Read more
Canada’s access to information and privacy guardians urge governments to modernize legislation to better protect Canadians
Nov 6, 2019
Information and Privacy Ombudspersons and Commissioners from across Canada are urging their governments to modernize access to information and privacy laws.Read more
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