Tag: Papers

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Guidance on the Use of Automated Licence Plate Recognition Systems by Police Services

This guidance document outlines the key obligations of police under privacy legislation in their use of ALPR systems and provides guidance, including best practices, on using these systems in a privacy-protective manner.  It addresses the use of ALPR systems for public safety purposes, in parti...

Date: Jul 04 2017   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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RFID and Privacy: Guidance for Health-Care Providers
Topic: Health | Privacy
Type: Papers

RFID and Privacy: Guidance for Health-Care Providers. RFID technology can help save lives – and preserve privacy.

Date: Jan 23 2008   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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How to Preserve Freedom and Liberty: Design Intelligent Agents to be Smart and Respectful of Privacy
Type: Papers

Abstract – How to Preserve Freedom and Liberty: Design Intelligent Agents to be Smart and Respectful of Privacy George Tomko, Ph.D. IPSI Seminar, October 6, 2008, University of Toronto

Date: Aug 11 2008   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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Instant Messaging and Personal Email Accounts: Meeting Your Access and Privacy Obligations
Topic: Access | Privacy
Type: Papers

This document was developed to help Ontario’s public institutions manage the use of instant messaging and personal email accounts when doing business. All public servants should be aware records relating to an institution’s business that are created, sent or received through instant messaging...

Date: Jun 07 2016   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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Online Privacy: Make Youth Awareness and Education a Priority
Topic: Privacy | Youth
Type: Papers

This paper is a chronicle describing the IPC’s work to enhance awareness about the privacy challenges youth face on the Internet.

Date: Mar 25 2009   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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Personal Health Information: A Practical Tool for Physicians Transitioning from Paper-Based Records to Electronic Health Records

The toolkit was prepared by the IPC and Dr. Peter Rossos (UHN) to help physicians minimize  the risk of privacy and security breaches, before, during and after making the transition to electronic records of personal health information.

Date: May 21 2009   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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Privacy and Government 2.0: The Implications of an Open World
Type: Papers

Profound technological and social forces are reshaping the public sector, its governance structures, and constituent relationships. Government adoption of Web 2.0 “social” technologies will empower citizens on an unprecedented mass scale. What does this mean to privacy and personal data prote...

Date: May 01 2009   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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Privacy by Design: The 7 Foundational Principles
Topic: Privacy
Type: Papers

This useful sheet outlines The 7 Foundational Principles of Privacy by Design – a concept that Commissioner Cavoukian developed back in the 90’s, to address the ever-growing and systemic effects of Information and Communication Technologies, and of large-scale networked data systems. Priv...

Date: Aug 20 2009   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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Get rid of it Securely to keep it Private – Best Practices for the Secure Destruction of Personal Health Information

This is joint publication between Commissioner, Dr. Ann Cavoukian and Robert Johnson, Executive Director of the National Association for Information Destruction (NAID). This publication was borne out of a particular Health Order (HO-006) which Commissioner Cavoukian issued this past summer re...

Date: Oct 29 2009   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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Biometric Encryption Chapter from the Encyclopedia of Biometrics

The following is a chapter on Biometric Encryption excerpted from the Springer Encyclopedia of Biometrics.

Date: Dec 24 2009   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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A Positive-Sum Paradigm in Action in the Health Sector
Topic: Health | Privacy
Type: Papers

Health information custodians frequently rely on de-identification when using or disclosing health information – a measure that can protect individual privacy, but often at the expense of data quality (zero-sum paradigm). Dr. Khaled El Emam, a senior investigator at the Children’s Hospital of...

Date: Mar 30 2010   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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Privacy Risk Management: Building privacy protection into a Risk Management Framework to ensure that privacy risks are managed, by default

The idea that privacy – an individual’s right to control the collection, use and disclosure of information about him or herself – may present risk, seems to be a new one to many. That it should be a novel concept to those responsible for managing risk, however, needs to be addressed. Person...

Date: Apr 28 2010   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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Access by Design: The 7 Fundamental Principles
Topic: Access
Type: Papers

Access by Design: The 7 Fundamental Principles

Date: May 10 2010   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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Open Government — Resolution of Canada’s Access to Information and Privacy Commissioners — Whitehorse, Yukon
Type: Papers

Calls for greater openness and transparency are exerting increasing pressure on governments to transform their traditional, reactive information dissemination methods into a mode that facilitates proactive disclosure. Furthermore, governments around the world are recognizing the value of sharing ...

Date: Sep 01 2010   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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Privacy-Protective Facial Recognition: Biometric Encryption Proof of Concept

A Research Report on the use of Biometric Encryption to Limit “Self-Excluded” Problem Gambler Access to Gaming Venue.

Date: Nov 12 2010   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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White Paper: Anonymous Video Analytics (AVA) technology and privacy

Tracking individuals online for marketing and other purposes has become a contentious public policy issue for consumers, regulators and advertisers. The stakes are high, and the technologies complex, but by applying Privacy by Design principles early and systematically, privacy, consumer trust, ...

Date: Apr 30 2011   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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Dispelling the Myths Surrounding De-identification: Anonymization Remains a Strong Tool for Protecting Privacy

Recently, the value of de-identification of personal information as a tool to protect privacy has come into question. Repeated claims have been made regarding the ease of re-identification. We consider this to be most unfortunate because it leaves the mistaken impression that there is no point in...

Date: Jun 16 2011   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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Embedding Privacy into the Design of EHRs to Enable Multiple Functionalities – Win/Win
Topic: Privacy
Type: Papers

Personal health information comprises some of the most sensitive and intimate details of one’s life, such as those relating to one’s physical or mental health and the health history of one’s family. As such, it requires strong protections to ensure the privacy of the individual to whom it r...

Date: Mar 02 2012   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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Dispelling the Myths Under the Personal Health Information Protection Act

There are many myths surrounding how information may be collected, used and disclosed under the Personal Health Information Protection Act. Working with our partners in the health care community, we have created this one-page document to dispel some of the more common myths.

Date: Sep 28 2012   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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Encryption by Default and Circles of Trust: Strategies to Secure Personal Information in High-Availability Environments
Topic: Privacy
Type: Papers

As portable storage devices become increasingly prevalent in the health care sector, concerns also arise regarding the privacy and security of personal health information (PHI). Medical professionals in high-availability data environments, from family doctors to large hospitals, need to ensure da...

Date: Dec 14 2012   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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Looking Forward: De-identification Developments – New Tools, New Challenges

This paper provides an update on recent de-identification developments and looks ahead to new, up-and-coming, issues related to the topic of de-identification. Our objective is to encourage innovative de-identification techniques and to promote knowledge sharing and de-identification best practic...

Date: May 07 2013   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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Bring Your Own Device: Is Your Organization Ready?

More than 27 million Canadians use mobile computing devices such as laptops, smartphones and tablets and that number continues to grow. Consequently, Canadian employers are confronted with the workplace challenge of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD). This phenomenon poses new challenges to data securi...

Date: Dec 11 2013   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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Big Data and Innovation – Setting the Record Straight: De-Identification Does Work

Properly applied de-identification is an effective tool to protect privacy, but recent criticisms have suggested the opposite. The perpetuation of this myth has the potential to adversely impact health research, innovation and Big Data insights. In order to address the misconceptions surrounding ...

Date: Jun 16 2014   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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Privacy by Design Solutions for Biometric One-to-Many Identification Systems

In this paper, we apply a Privacy by Design approach to exploring new ideas and solutions that can lead to deployment of privacy-protective and secure biometric one-to-many systems. We showed that new advances in Biometric Encryption (BE) can be complemented with other innovative solutions, such ...

Date: Jun 20 2014   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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Improving Access and Privacy with Records and Information Management

This guidance is designed to help institutions implement better record and information management practices and enhance the public’s ability to access information.

Date: Nov 03 2016   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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Open Government: Key Implementation Considerations
Type: Papers

This guidance document provides institutions with an overview of important factors to consider when implementing Open Government including the need for institutional leadership, commitment, governance and resources to support culture change and sustain the program over time, learning from others...

Date: Sep 06 2016   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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Privacy and Biometrics

Examines the privacy implications of using biometric technologies and includes a call to action to the data protection community to ensure that these technologies are used in a way that conforms to the expectations of a privacy-minded society.

Date: Sep 01 1999   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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Detecting and Deterring Unauthorized Access to Personal Health Information

Unauthorized access continues to be a growing problem in the health sector in Ontario. The province’s Personal Health Information Protection Act, (PHIPA), permits health information custodians (HIC) to collect, use and disclose personal health information for the purposes of providing or assist...

Date: Jan 28 2015   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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Guidance for the Use of Body-Worn Cameras by Law Enforcement Authorities

This guidance document aims to identify some of the privacy considerations law enforcement authorities should take into account when deciding whether to outfit law enforcement officers with body-worn cameras. Published by the federal Privacy Commissioner and privacy and personal information prote...

Date: Feb 18 2015   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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Privacy by Design
Topic: Privacy
Type: Papers

Date: Jan 30 2018   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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Posting Information on Websites: Best Practices for Schools and School Boards

A joint project of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario, the Upper Grand District School Board and the Peterborough, Victoria, Northumberland and Clarington Catholic District School Board. These best practices focus on issues frequently dealt with by schools and school boards and o...

Date: Mar 01 2003   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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Open Government: Key Concepts and Benefits

This guidance paper is intended as a starting point for institutions considering Open Government and highlights two critical goals: enhancing access to government-held information and public participation.  It includes a discussion about making government-held information open by default and at...

Date: Sep 05 2016   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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Balancing Access and Privacy: How Publicly Available Personal Information is Handled in Ontario, Canada
Topic: Access | Privacy
Type: Papers

Symposium on the Protection of Information in Local Governments. The Administration and Use of Personally Identifiable Information in a Global Society. Tokyo, October 2000.

Date: Oct 01 2000   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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Fees, Fee Estimates and Fee Waivers

For requests under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act: Guidelines for Government Institutions. This paper provides a reference tool to assist government institutions in determining the what, when and how ...

Date: Oct 01 2003   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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Transparency, Privacy and the Internet: Municipal Balancing Acts

Municipalities are turning to the Internet as a means of making information public in an effort to improve accessibility, transparency and accountability. This may include publishing records directly to their website or including records in searchable databases that can be accessed online. Publis...

Date: Aug 04 2015   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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Best Practices for Institutions in Mediating Appeals under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act

A Joint Project of the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario and the Ministry of the Attorney General.

Date: Mar 01 2004   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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Open Contracting: Proactive Disclosure of Procurement Records

Proactive disclosure of procurement records strengthens clarity and accountability around government spending. It can also provide tangible benefits to institutions by reducing the number of procurement-related freedom of information requests, appeals and associated costs. This resource details t...

Date: Sep 21 2015   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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Best Practices for Protecting Individual Privacy in Conducting Survey Research

  As governments and public sector organizations strive to become more efficient, accountable and customer focused, they frequently seek input from the public about their programs and services. One of the most cost-effective ways to accomplish this is through surveys. While surveys can be an...

Date: Apr 07 2015   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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A Guide to the Personal Health Information Protection Act
Topic: Health | Privacy
Type: Papers

This guide is a tool to help health information custodians understand their rights and obligations under the Personal Health Information Protection Act, (PHIPA).

Date: Dec 01 2004   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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Backgrounder for Senior Managers and Information and Privacy Co-ordinators: Raising the profile of Access and Privacy

Each provincial and municipal government organization has a Co-ordinator. This backgrounder looks at ways Co-ordinators can help staff integrate an awareness and understanding of access and privacy into their daily work.

Date: Dec 01 2001   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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Backgrounder for Senior Managers on the Role of Freedom of Information and Privacy Co-ordinators relating to Access to Information

Each provincial and municipal government organization has a Co-ordinator. This Backgrounder looks at the critically important role that Co-ordinators play.

Date: Sep 01 1999   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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Business Improvement Project: How to Assist in Increasing Compliance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act
Topic: Access | Privacy
Type: Papers

A joint project of the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner/Ontario and the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Office.

Date: Apr 01 2003   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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Privacy Guidelines for RFID Information Systems (RFID Privacy Guidelines)

This document is intended to serve as privacy “best practices” guidance for organizations when designing and operating Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) information technologies and systems

Date: Jun 19 2006   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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FIPPA and MFIPPA: Bill 8 — The Recordkeeping Amendments

Bill 8, the Public Sector and MPP Accountability and Transparency Act, 2014, will come into effect on January 1, 2016. This Bill amends the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) and the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA) to include requi...

Date: Dec 22 2015   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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Breach Notification Assessment Tool

This document assists organizations in making key decisions about notifying individuals after a privacy breach occurs by presenting checklists covering factors affecting whether to notify, when and how to notify, what to include in a notification and other organizations that should be contacted. ...

Date: Dec 11 2006   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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Responding to a Health Privacy Breach: Guidelines for the Health Sector

This publication replaces the guidance document, What to do When Faced With a Privacy Breach: Guidelines for the Health Sector. This new, updated guide highlights the importance of having a detailed privacy breach protocol and explains the steps to take in responding to a breach under Ontario’s...

Date: Oct 04 2018   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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Biometric Encryption: A Positive-Sum Technology that Achieves Strong Authentication, Security AND Privacy
Type: Papers

The Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario, Ann Cavoukian, Ph.D., and Biometrics Scientist, Alex Stoianov, Ph.D., jointly released a white paper entitled Biometric Encryption: A Positive Sum Technology that Achieves Strong Authentication, Security AND Privacy. The authors wish to appe...

Date: Mar 14 2007   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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