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Information and Privacy Commissioner Re-Affirms Call for Ontario Private Sector Privacy Law

TORONTO, ON (June 14, 2022) – In the IPC’s 2021 annual report, released today, Ontario’s Information and Privacy Commissioner, Patricia Kosseim, renewed her call for a provincial private sector privacy law and updates to the province’s existing privacy and access regime. “Ontario’s ac...

Statement from the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario on Supreme Court mandate letters decision to hear appeal

Patricia Kosseim, Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario, issued the following statement in response to the Supreme Court of Canada granting the Ontario government leave to appeal the decision that the government must disclose its mandate letters: “The Supreme Court’s decision to hea...

Ontario’s privacy commissioner joins national call for legal limits on the use of facial recognition technology by police

Patricia Kosseim addresses House of Commons committee, emphasizing the need for safeguards, accountability, and transparency TORONTO, ON (May 2, 2022) — Ontario’s Information and Privacy Commissioner, Patricia Kosseim, and Canada’s federal, provincial, and territorial privacy commissioners ...

Media Advisory: Ontario’s Information and Privacy Commissioner to appear before committee examining facial recognition technology

Ontario’s Information and Privacy Commissioner, Patricia Kosseim, will appear before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics (ETHI) to participate in its study into the use and impact of facial recognition technology. Commissioner Kosseim will appear...

Op-Ed: Bill 88 needs to go further to protect the privacy rights of workers

For many of us, the pandemic has changed how we work, blurring the line that used to exist between home and office. It’s a radical shift that won’t be rolled back anytime soon. According to a recent Ipsos poll, only half of Canadians currently working from home expect to return to the office ...

Ontario IPC concludes its review of Durham Region’s privacy breach

The Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario (IPC) has concluded its review of a privacy breach that occurred almost a year ago in Durham Region. The breach was traced to the region’s use of Accellion File Transfer Appliance (FTA) software, a product that has been linked to...

IPC co-sponsors three resolutions at 2021 Global Privacy Assembly

Children’s digital rights, data sharing for the public good, and government access to personal data were in the spotlight at the 43rd Global Privacy Assembly. The IPC co-sponsored resolutions on each of these topics, working with data protection and privacy authorities from around the world to ...

Media Literacy Week 2021

Media Literacy Week is an annual national campaign to promote digital and media literacy. In 2021, we’re celebrating Media Literacy Week by highlighting one of the IPC’s four strategic priorities, Children and Youth in a Digital World. Our goal is to champion the access and privacy rights of...

Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario launches Privacy Pursuit! Games and Activities for Kids

TORONTO, ON (September 23, 2021) – The Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario (IPC) has released, Privacy Pursuit! Games and Activities for Kids, a fun and free resource to help children learn more about personal privacy and how to protect themselves online. Using enterta...

Right to Know Week 2021 Virtual Event

This year will mark the 16th year Canadians have celebrated Right to Know Week.  From September 27 to October 3, Canadians can tune into a variety of virtual events to learn more about freedom of information and their right to access government information. Right to Know Week Virtual Event The ...

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