Ombudsman reviews privacy breach – Apr 19, 2017
As many Manitobans are now aware, a confidential list of individuals who have undergone MRI procedures was recently disclosed to the media and some of this information was publicly released. On April 17, 2017, Manitoba Ombudsman was first advised of this privacy breach, and shortly thereafter, was made aware that the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (WRHA) would be conducting an internal review. Manitoba Ombudsman has also initiated an investigation of this matter under the Personal Health Information Act (PHIA).
Manitoba Ombudsman releases “Ten Tips for Addressing Employee Snooping” – Feb 14, 2017
Manitoba Ombudsman has released Ten Tips for Addressing Employee Snooping, a guidance document for public bodies and trustees subject to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) and the Personal Health Information Act (PHIA).
Manitoba Ombudsman releases survey report on privacy breach practices in Manitoba – Dec 20, 2016
Manitoba Ombudsman has released Privacy Breach Practices in Manitoba, a report that summarizes findings and analysis from a survey distributed to 238 public-sector organizations across the province.
Don’t repeat past mistakes, Privacy Commissioner warns as government reviews national security framework – Dec 6, 2016
Commissioner Therrien and his provincial and territorial counterparts are stressing the need to address privacy risks related to information sharing and collection of metadata; raising concerns about government proposals on police access to basic subscriber data and encrypted communications.
Manitoba Ombudsman to host 2016 Manitoba Connections Conference – Jul 6, 2016
Manitoba Ombudsman is pleased to host the 2016 Manitoba Connections: Access, Privacy, Security and Information Management Conference, on September 27-28, 2016 at the Delta Hotel in Winnipeg.
Manitoba Ombudsman releases 2015 annual report – Jun 23, 2016
Manitoba Ombudsman Charlene Paquin has released her office’s annual report for 2015. This year’s report is in a new format, and highlights the work 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.
Manitoba Ombudsman lays “snooping” charge under The Personal Health Information Act – Apr 20, 2016
An investigation by Manitoba Ombudsman has resulted in one charge being laid against an individual under The Personal Health Information Act (PHIA).
Manitoba Ombudsman releases investigation report into flood-fighting equipment for an Interlake Emergency Operations Centre – Jan 7, 2016
According to an investigative report released by Manitoba Ombudsman, Manitoba Infrastructure and Transportation (MIT) lacked sufficient justification in its initial attempt for an untendered contract to purchase $5 million worth of flood-fighting equipment for First Nation communities in the Interlake.
Manitoba Ombudsman releases revised Privacy Impact Assessment Tool – Oct 8, 2015
Manitoba Ombudsman has developed a user friendly Privacy Impact Assessment Tool that encourages organizations to think about privacy when evaluating an existing or proposed program, service or activity. This Privacy Impact Assessment Tool replaces the Compliance Review Tool for Manitoba’s Information Privacy Laws, developed by Manitoba Ombudsman in 2003.
Manitoba Ombudsman releases six FIPPA investigation reports to acknowledge Right to Know Week 2015 – Sep 30, 2015
In recognition of national Right to Know Week, September 28 to October 2, Manitoba Ombudsman has posted six new investigation reports under The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) on its website. Right to Know raises awareness of a person’s democratic right of access to government-held information and promotes the benefits of open, accessible, and transparent government.