The Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario (IPC) has recently invited stakeholders and the public to provide feedback regarding strategic priorities that it should focus on in order to respond to issues that Ontarians care most about in respect of access to information and privacy.
Information and Privacy Commissioner
A municipality in British Columbia showed a “near-complete lack of awareness and understanding” of BC's Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and made no effort to assess potential privacy violations when it implemented employee-monitoring software on the computers of a dozen high-level employees, including the mayor.
The Alberta Information and Privacy Commissioner recently confirmed that Alberta Health Services (AHS) breached the rights of one of its employees by intentionally using information from his addiction counselling against him during a human resources investigation. The breach of the employee’s personal health information clearly contravened the Health Information Act (HIA).