Ombudsman releases status update on Manitoba Families’ implementation of CDS privacy breach audit recommendations – Sep 1, 2023
Manitoba Families. Follow-up on the status of the department’s implementation of nine privacy breach
recommendations identified in Manitoba Ombudsman’s April 2021 Children’s disAbility Services (CDS)
systemic investigation. The investigation concerned a privacy breach where the personal health
information of 8,900 CDS service recipients was unintentionally disclosed. Our office determined that
Families has fully implemented seven of nine recommendations, and needs to take further actions on
Manitoba Ombudsman releases findings of the Manitoba immunization card initiative’s compliance with the PHIA – Aug 30, 2023
Manitoba Ombudsman has released its report on the privacy implications of the Manitoba immunization card launched in June 2021, in which Manitobans could request an immunization card to be used as proof they were fully vaccinated against COVID-19
Canadian Information and Privacy Regulators Call for Stronger Safeguards for Sharing Personal Health Information – Sep 26, 2022
In a joint resolution, Canada’s federal, provincial, and territorial information and privacy commissioners and ombudspersons are calling for a concerted effort across the healthcare sector to modernize and strengthen privacy protections for sharing personal health information.
Manitoba Ombudsman releases 2020 annual report – Dec 29, 2021
Manitoba Ombudsman Jill Perron has released her office’s annual report for 2020, which quantifies contacts to the office, identifies some of the challenges faced during the first year of the pandemic and features case summaries and detailed statistics on the office’s work under all of its mandates.
Manitoba Ombudsman lays three charges under the Personal Health Information Act – Oct 20, 2021
An investigation by Manitoba Ombudsman has resulted in three charges being laid against an employee of a trustee under the Personal Health Information Act (PHIA).
Information and privacy commissioners issue resolution about privacy and access to information rights during/after a pandemic – Jun 2, 2021
In a joint resolution, Canada’s information and privacy regulators called on their respective governments to respect Canadians’ quasi-constitutional rights to privacy and access to information. The regulators took note of the serious impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the right of access to information and privacy rights in Canada and called on governments to use the lessons learned during the pandemic to improve these rights.
Canadian Council of Parliamentary Ombudsman calling for cautious approach to vaccination certification schemes – May 26, 2021
As countries around the world, and some jurisdictions in Canada contemplate how or if certification of COVID-19 vaccination status will be implemented in daily life, Canadian ombudsman are stressing a cautious approach that places fairness at the heart of any potential vaccination certification system that is applied to public services.
Vaccine passports must meet highest level of privacy protection say Canada’s privacy guardians – May 19, 2021
Privacy should be front and centre as governments and businesses consider COVID-19 vaccine passports as a tool to help Canadians return to normal life, say Canada’s privacy guardians.
FIPPA investigation report with recommendations to Manitoba Infrastructure released – May 11, 2021
Manitoba Ombudsman has released a FIPPA investigation report where recommendations were made to Manitoba Infrastructure. A report on compliance with the recommendations is also included. FIPPA requires that the ombudsman make recommendations made available to the public, and sets out that the ombudsman may do so by publishing recommendations on a website.
Ombudsman releases report under PHIA about a privacy breach at Children’s disAbility Services – Apr 29, 2021
Manitoba Ombudsman has released a report under the Personal Health Information Act (PHIA) about an investigation into a privacy breach that affected 8,900 children receiving services from the Children’s disAbility Services (CDS) program of Manitoba Families.