Manitoba Ombudsman releases a report under PHIA about a privacy breach related to MRI services – Apr 23, 2019
Manitoba Ombudsman has released an investigation report under the Personal Health Information Act (PHIA) related to the unauthorized disclosure of personal health information of 91 patients who received magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans within the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (WRHA) between 2008 and 2016. The patients’ health information was disclosed in violation of PHIA to several media organizations.
Manitoba Ombudsman and the Manitoba Advocate for Children and Youth open a shared office in Thompson – Apr 15, 2019
Acting Ombudsman Marc Cormier is pleased to announce the opening of a shared office in Thompson with the Manitoba Advocate for Children and Youth. The office is part of a two-year pilot project to more effectively connect people in Thompson and the north with the ombudsman’s and advocate’s services.
Manitoba Ombudsman and the Manitoba Advocate release independent investigation reports into the youth justice system – Feb 21, 2019
Manitoba Ombudsman and the Manitoba Advocate for Children and Youth conducted a joint investigation into the use of pepper spray and segregation in youth correctional facilities, with each office examining the issues from the perspectives of their distinct mandates.
Manitoba Ombudsman releases investigation report on the City of Winnipeg’s Handi-Transit service – Jan 8, 2019
Manitoba Ombudsman has released its investigation report on the City of Winnipeg’s Handi-Transit service, now called Transit Plus. The service provides transportation for approximately 7,500 clients who are unable to use the fixed-route transit system because they are legally blind or have a physical disability that significantly impairs their mobility.
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.
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.
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.
Manitoba Ombudsman releases special report on 10-year review of the Public Interest Disclosure (Whistleblower Protection) Act – Jun 19, 2018
Manitoba Ombudsman Charlene Paquin has released a 10-year review of the Public Interest Disclosure (Whistleblower Protection) Act (PIDA).
Manitoba Ombudsman releases 2017 annual report – May 29, 2018
Manitoba Ombudsman Charlene Paquin has released her office’s annual report for 2017. The report highlights the work and accomplishments of the office under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, the Personal Health Information Act, the Ombudsman Act and the Public Interest Disclosure (Whistleblower Protection) Act.
Privacy authorities urge federal government to consider privacy in Smart Cities Challenge proposals – Apr 27, 2018
Federal, provincial, and territorial privacy protection authorities, including Manitoba Ombudsman, sent a letter to the federal government asking that it consider privacy and security of personal information in the selection, design and implementation of winning proposals in Infrastructure Canada’s Smart Cities Challenge.