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Vaccine passports must meet highest level of privacy protection

May 19, 2021 – Privacy should be front and centre as governments and businesses consider COVID-19 vaccine passports as a tool to help Canadians return to normal life, say Canada’s privacy guardians. Vaccine passports would allow people to travel and gather again and could support economic rec...

Office of Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario (IPC) releases 2021-2025 strategic priorities

TORONTO, ON (April 22, 2021) — The Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario (IPC) has selected the strategic priorities that will guide its efforts now and into the future. The selected priorities focus on promoting and protecting Ontarians’ access and privacy rights in a...

Police use of COVID19 First Responder Portal

In August of this year, my office was made aware of a potentially disproportionate number of inquiries by several police services in Ontario into the COVID19 First Responder Portal. We contacted those police services to inquire into the circumstances behind those high numbers to determine if ther...

Office of Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario (IPC) launches public consultation on its five-year strategic plan

TORONTO, ON (December 10, 2020) — The Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario (IPC) is seeking input from Ontarians on the selection of its access and privacy strategic priorities for the next five years. Today, the IPC launched a consultation to gather feedback and advice...

The time has come for a made-in-Ontario private sector privacy law

The IPC responds to Ontario’s call for comments on private sector privacy reform TORONTO, ON (October 16, 2020) – The Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario (IPC) has filed a submission in response to the government’s call for comments on its discussion paper, “...

Letter to Michael Maddock regarding Installing COVID Alert app on OPS-issued mobile devices

Letter to Michael Maddock regarding Installing COVID Alert app on OPS-issued mobile devices This post is also available in: French

Letter to Mayor Tory regarding Installing COVID Alert app on City of Toronto mobile devices

Letter to Mayor Tory regarding Installing COVID Alert app on City of Toronto mobile devices This post is also available in: French

Letter from Commissioner Kosseim to Toronto Police Service Board regarding Approval of Body-Worn Camera Contract Award and Project Implementation

Letter from Commissioner Kosseim to Toronto Police Service Board regarding Approval of Body-Worn Camera Contract Award and Project Implementation This post is also available in: French

Federal and Ontario privacy commissioners support use of COVID Alert application subject to ongoing monitoring of its privacy protections and effectiveness

Following productive and in-depth discussions with the federal and Ontario governments, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) and the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario (IPC) have concluded their review of the COVID Alert exposure notification applicati...

Letter from Commissioner Kosseim to Toronto Police Services Board on body-worn camera program

Letter from Commissioner Kosseim to Toronto Police Services Board This post is also available in: French

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