Data Privacy Day 2012 – Jan 27, 2012
Manitoba Ombudsman celebrates Data Privacy Day 2012: when sharing personal information, less is more. Data Privacy Day raises awareness about online threats to privacy and highlights the importance of limiting personal information sharing.
Volunteers are wanted for a new service that will start in February 2012! – Jan 10, 2012
Volunteers are wanted for a new service that will start in February 2012. The FIPPA Access Practices (FAP) Check-Up can help to strengthen access practices in your organization.
Irene Hamilton left her appointment as Ombudsman on January 4, 2012 – Jan 6, 2012
Irene Hamilton left her appointment as Ombudsman on January 4, 2012. Mel Holley has been appointed as Acting Ombudsman until a new permanent Ombudsman is appointed.
2011 FIPPA Access Practices Reassessment of MB Justice, University of MB, MB Hydro, and MB Innovation, Energy & Mines – Jan 3, 2012
Manitoba's Ombudsman released a report to Manitobans about the performance of four public bodies (Manitoba Justice; University of Manitoba; Manitoba Hydro; and Manitoba Innovation, Energy and Mines) audited under her FIPPA Access Practices Assessment initiative.
FIPPA Investigation Report with Recommendations regarding Manitoba Water Stewardship – Dec 28, 2011
Manitoba Ombudsman has released an investigation report under FIPPA where recommendations were made to Manitoba Water Stewardship. In this case, a complainant requested records related to the establishment and operation of the Fairford Water Control Structure and/or the Assiniboine Diversion from the 1960s to present and records respecting the flooding of Lake St. Martin.
Report on the Process for the Review of Child Welfare and Collateral Services after the Death of a Child – Dec 13, 2011
In 2006, Manitoba Ombudsman completed an external review of the child welfare system in Manitoba titled Strengthen the Commitment. Because of limited results, and because of issues identified by a number of decision-makers in the child welfare system, the Ombudsman has issued a report about the administrative processes that have been implemented to date, their strengths and weaknesses, and areas where improvements have been and can be made.
Ombudsman releases updated fact sheet, "10 Points to Know about eChart Manitoba" – Dec 6, 2011
On the first anniversary of eChart Manitoba becoming operational, Manitoba Ombudsman Irene Hamilton has released an updated fact sheet on the continuing development of eChart and the privacy protections available to the public.
PHIA Investigation Report with Recommendations Regarding the Flin Flon Clinic – Nov 28, 2011
Manitoba Ombudsman has released an investigation report under The Personal Health Information Act where recommendations were made to the Flin Flon Clinic. A third party alerted our office that partially burned medical records containing personal health information were found blowing on and around a highway and gravel pit near Flin Flon, Manitoba.
Manitoba Ombudsman celebrates Right to Know Week 2011 – Sep 26, 2011
For the sixth year, the Manitoba Ombudsman's office has joined with other information and privacy commissioner offices from across the country to celebrate Right to Know Day on September 28 and Right to Know Week from September 26 to September 30, 2011.
Manitoba Ombudsman releases investigation reports with recommendations – Sep 26, 2011
Manitoba Ombudsman has released five investigation reports under The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act where recommendations were made to: Crown Corporations Council, Manitoba Conservation, Manitoba Family Services and Consumer Affairs, and Manitoba Public Insurance.