Manitoba Ombudsman initiates investigation into privacy breach at Manitoba Families, Children’s DisABILITY Services – Sep 10, 2020
Manitoba Ombudsman has initiated an investigation into a privacy breach affecting approximately 9,000 children who are clients of Children’s DisABILITY Services (CDS) in Manitoba Families.
Manitoba Ombudsman releases FIPPA audit report of four Manitoba public bodies – Jun 25, 2020
Manitoba Ombudsman has released an audit report under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) into the access to information practices of four public bodies – Manitoba Finance, Executive Council Office, the Civil Service Commission and Manitoba Crown Services.
Privacy commissioners issue joint statement on privacy principles for contact tracing and similar smartphone apps – May 7, 2020
Manitoba Ombudsman has joined with other federal, provincial and territorial privacy commissioners in issuing a joint statement on the privacy principles that should guide decisions about using contact tracing and similar smartphone applications as public health tools to help address the COVID-19 pandemic.
Advisories for public bodies and trustees about extensions under FIPPA and responding to access requests under PHIA – Mar 24, 2020
The ombudsman has issued an advisory for public bodies about extensions under FIPPA during the COVID-19 pandemic and an advisory for trustees about responding to individuals’ access requests under PHIA during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Canada’s access to information and privacy guardians urge governments to modernize legislation to better protect Canadians – Nov 6, 2019
Information and Privacy Ombudspersons and Commissioners from across Canada are urging their governments to modernize access to information and privacy laws.
Manitoba Ombudsman releases 2018 annual report – May 22, 2019
Manitoba Ombudsman’s 2018 Annual 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.
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.