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2017

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Date Title Related Documents
Apr-19-2017 Health Information Breaches Result in Fine to Individual
A former registration and staffing clerk pleaded guilty and was fined $3,000 for accessing individuals’ health information in contravention of the Health Information Act.
Apr-11-2017 Reports Highlight Obstacles to Independent and Effective Oversight by the Information and Privacy Commissioner
The Information and Privacy Commissioner tabled two reports in the legislature related to the Commissioner’s functions under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.
F2017 IR 03
Report Producing Records To The Commissioner Apr2017
Mar-22-2017 Individual Pleads Guilty for Health Information Breaches
A former supervisor of health information management was convicted of accessing individuals’ health information in contravention of the Health Information Act (HIA). The judge issued a $5,000 fine on March 21 for 13 unauthorized accesses of health information.
Feb-23-2017 Information and Privacy Commissioner Releases Investigation Reports on Delays in Responding to Access Requests
The OIPC released two investigation reports today that looked into delays in responding to access requests by Alberta Justice and Solicitor General, and Executive Council and Public Affairs Bureau. While the reports had different findings and recommendations, a few themes emerged. Senior leadership support is essential to engender a culture that respects access to information, resourcing and staffing for processing access requests has not kept pace with the number of requests received, and having trust in the professionals who manage access requests would reduce the time spent reviewing and signing off on the release of records.
F2017 IR 01
F2017 IR 02
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