On May 2, 2020, Ontario’s Minister of Health proposed making some changes to clarify reporting obligations of health information custodians and also create rules with respect to Ontario Health and Electronic Health Records. Interested individuals may provide written comments regarding the proposed regulation between May 2, 2020, and July 1, 2020.
Personal Health Information Act
In a recent case out of Goderich, Ontario a $20,000 fine, the highest of its kind in Canada, was handed out for a health privacy violation.
As anyone who’s ever left a USB key in a Kinko’s knows, it’s easy to lose a mobile device containing sensitive user information. As a recent statement from the Newfoundland and Labrador’s Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner shows, taking preemptive steps to make the user information on a mobile device more secure could protect the information – and your organization – if the device ever falls into the wrong hands.