Charlene Paquin appointed Manitoba Ombudsman – May 5, 2015
Charlene Paquin was appointed Manitoba’s new ombudsman effective May 4, 2015.
Acting Manitoba Ombudsman Mel Holley announces retirement – Apr 27, 2015
After three years and four months as acting Manitoba Ombudsman, Mel Holley has announced his retirement.
The 2015-1 issue of OmbudsNews is available – Apr 15, 2015
The 2015-1 issue of OmbudsNews is available.
Manitoba Ombudsman releases privacy guidelines about publishing online decisions for administrative tribunals – Apr 14, 2015
To help administrative tribunals comply with Manitoba’s privacy laws – The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) and The Personal Health Information Act (PHIA) – Manitoba Ombudsman has developed Privacy Guidelines for Administrative Tribunals on the Online Publication of Decisions.
Manitoba Ombudsman posts 17 FIPPA and PHIA investigation reports online – Mar 18, 2015
Manitoba Ombudsman has posted 17 new investigation reports under The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) and The Personal Health Information Act on its website.
Manitoba Ombudsman initiates review of Winnipeg Regional Health Authority privacy breach under PHIA – Mar 17, 2015
Earlier today, the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (WRHA) held a press conference to advise the public about a privacy breach involving the inappropriate access by a former WRHA employee to the health information of at least 56 people. Our office was made aware of this breach on March 6, when the WRHA was in the preliminary stages of its investigation.
Manitoba Ombudsman releases FIPPA report with recommendation related to access to city records about police headquarters – Mar 11, 2015
Manitoba Ombudsman has posted its report with a recommendation regarding the City of Winnipeg’s response to an application made under The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA). The application was for information about renovations to the Public Safety Building and Canada Post building. The ombudsman’s report includes the City of Winnipeg’s response to the recommendation.
Manitoba Ombudsman joins other privacy commissioners in expressing concerns about the implications of Bill C-51 – Mar 6, 2015
Today, provincial and territorial privacy oversight officers have jointly released a letter to the chair of the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security expressing concerns about the privacy implications of Bill C-51 (the Anti-Terrorism Act, 2015). This is in addition to a letter of concern released by federal Privacy Commissioner Daniel Therrien.
Manitoba Ombudsman makes first referral to information and privacy adjudicator – Mar 3, 2015
For the first time, Acting Manitoba Ombudsman Mel Holley has referred a matter under The Personal Health Information Act (PHIA) to Manitoba Information and Privacy Adjudicator Ron Perozzo for additional review after a trustee did not comply with the ombudsman’s recommendations.
Law enforcement agencies urged to consider privacy and personal information protection before adopting body-worn cameras – Feb 18, 2015
Federal, provincial and territorial privacy and personal information protection Ombudspersons and Commissioners issue guidance on law enforcement and the use of body-worn cameras