Ombudsman releases privacy impact assessment process to help ensure compliance with Manitoba's information privacy laws – Oct 29, 2003
In a Special Report to the Manitoba Legislature, "Respecting Privacy: A Compliance Review Tool for Manitoba's Information Privacy Laws", Ombudsman Barry Tuckett says that the requirements of Manitoba's information privacy legislation need to be better known, more fully considered, and more systematically applied than is now the case. To help this process along, the Ombudsman's Office is introducing a privacy compliance self-assessment process that may be used by Manitoba public bodies and personal health information trustees in their management of the personal and personal health information entrusted to them.
Ombudsman finds that the collection, use and disclosure of passenger’s images from taxicab cameras is in compliance with FIPPA – Apr 30, 2003
The Manitoba Ombudsman has concluded that the collection, use, and disclosure of digital images from taxicab camera is authorized and limited to the amount reasonably necessary under The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA).
Manitoba Ombudsman releases 2001 Annual Report – Apr 3, 2003
The Manitoba Ombudsman released his 2001 Annual Report under The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) and The Personal Health Information Act (PHIA). He noted that the office was handling a steadily growing workload with resultant backlogs. In 2001, 260 cases were opened under the statutes, a 16% increase over the previous year. Complaints have increased 270% since 1997.
Ombudsman releases 2001 Annual Report – Mar 17, 2003
The Manitoba Ombudsman released his 2001 Annual Report noting that the office worked on 945 complaints in 2001, which included 719 new cases. In addition, the office fielded over 3100 enquiries in-person and by telephone.
Manitoba Ombudsman jurisdiction expands January 1, 2003 to include The City of Winnipeg under The Ombudsman Act – Jan 2, 2003
Effective January 1, 2003, the Manitoba Ombudsman will have jurisdiction to receive and investigate complaints against the City of Winnipeg.
Ombudsman will review use of security cameras in taxis – Aug 2, 2002
As a result of issues raised to the Ombudsman’s Office, the Manitoba Ombudsman will review the use of security cameras in taxicabs to ensure that their use, while protecting the safety of cab drivers, does not contravene personal information privacy protection requirements under The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA).
Ombudsman releases 2000 Access and Privacy Annual Report – Apr 24, 2002
Experiences in 2000 suggest a need for improvement in compliance with both the letter and spirit of the access and privacy legislation. In 2000, the Office of the Manitoba Ombudsman opened and closed a record number of access and privacy related complaints under The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA), The Personal Health Information Act (PHIA), and The Ombudsman Act.
Ombudsman issues conclusions in investigation of breach of privacy allegations concerning the Health Sciences Centre – Nov 27, 2001
The Manitoba Ombudsman's Office has completed an investigation into several allegations of breach of personal health information privacy made by a patient of Winnipeg's Health Sciences Centre (HSC), a trustee under The Personal Health Information Act.
Ombudsman's 1999 Annual Report points to need for better awareness of access and privacy rights and obligations – Apr 18, 2001
Today, Manitoba Ombudsman Barry Tuckett raised a number of concerns in releasing his 1999 annual report on access and privacy matters under The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) and The Personal Health Information Act (PHIA).
Ombudsman releases Annual Report – Feb 21, 2001
Manitoba Ombudsman Barry Tuckett today released his Annual Report which included a number of service improvements that emerged as a result of the 4403 enquiries and complaints received by his Office in 1999.