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Public bodies and organizations are required under law to take reasonable steps to safeguard the personal information in their custody or control from such risks as unauthorized access, collection, use, disclosure, copying, modification, disposal or destruction. This tool is designed to help public bodies and organizations determine how well they are protecting personal information. Updated in October 2020.
This guidance was developed jointly by the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada and the Offices of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Alberta and British Columbia to draw attention to key privacy considerations when designing and developing mobile apps. Published in October 2012.
On April 24, 2018, federal, provincial, and territorial privacy protection authorities wrote to the federal Minister of Infrastructure and Communities urging Infrastructure Canada to proactively take steps to ensure that privacy and security of personal information are specifically considered in the selection, design, and implementation of the winning proposals in Infrastructure Canada’s Smart Cities Challenge, which was launched under the Government of Canada’s Impact Canada Initiative.
The OIPC commissioned a survey to assess Albertans' awareness and understanding of privacy issues in general, and the Health Information Act in particular. Published in March 2003.
The OIPC commissioned a stakeholder survey to assess implementation of access and privacy programs, and access and privacy issues in general, of public bodies, health custodians and private sector organizations. Published in November 2012.
On August 5, 2004, the Commissioner submitted a review and recommendations regarding a review of the Health Information Act.
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