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  • 3 New Decisions of the IPC – Now 67 Orders and DecisionsFebruary 12, 2018

    There are three new decisions of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario under the health privacy legislation. That brings the total number of Orders and Decisions of the IPC to 67. You can read my summary of all 67 IPC PHIPA Decisions. Bottom Line: There are no surprises here.  All thre … Read more »

  • Wow. I wasn’t expecting that! Managing volatile situations in health careFebruary 1, 2018

    Health care organizations of all shapes and sizes deal with volatile situations involving patients (or clients or residents) and family members or caregivers. Remember this case from last year of the woman at a health clinic who was yelling racist comments about wanting to see a “white doctor” and g … Read more »

  • Tracking Privacy Breaches in 2018 – Tools and TipsJanuary 31, 2018

    I’ve delivered five team privacy training sessions for health care groups this month all over the province. One thing that has everyone talking is the new requirement to track privacy breaches and report the statistics to the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario in 2019. Here are some too … Read more »

  • TIME Self-Assessment for lawyersJanuary 26, 2018

    What is the issue lawyers complain about the most? Time. What should lawyers be thinking about? Time, sure.  How to be more efficient, productive, effective. Money? Yes. But what else? What if we evaluated our success in four categories: Time, Impact, Money and Experiences. T.I.M.E. Time and Money w … Read more »

  • Health Privacy Update: 4 new health privacy decisions of the IPC releasedJanuary 14, 2018

    On Friday January 12, the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario released four new decisions. Here is my updated summary of all 64  IPC PHIPA Decisions Decision 61: Reasonable Search: A physician received a request for access to all records relating to the complainant’s deceased son. The co … Read more »