Changes to Personal Health Information Privacy Legislation Introduced

On September 16, 2015, the Ontario government introduced Bill 119, Health Information Protection Act, 2015, which would amend the Personal Health Information Protection Act, 2004 (“PHIPA”) and repeal and replace the Quality of Care Information Protection Act, 2004 (“QCIPA”). With respect to PHIPA amendments, if passed Bill 119 would, among other things: require health custodians to…

Ontario and BC Privacy Commissioners Release Guidance on Violence Prevention at Universities and Colleges

The Ontario and BC Privacy Commissioners have released a Practice Tool for Exercising Discretion in the context of violence prevention at universities, colleges and other educational institutions. A copy of the Practice Tool can be found here. The Practice Tool is an important part of the Commissioners’ attempts to educate institutions about their abilities to…