The Alberta Information and Privacy Commissioner has released Investigation Report F2020-IR-01 that looks into the use of the “public interest override” provision (section 32) by public bodies under Alberta’s Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. The report includes an analysis of the public interest override in Alberta, survey results of Alberta public bodies … [Read more...] about Report: Public Interest Override
The argument that our fundamental rights (access to information, privacy, health, security, freedom of expression) should automatically collide is not new or unique, but it has come up even more often since coronavirus started spreading. Read More … [Read more...] about The dangers of binary thinking and why we shouldn’t have to choose between our rights
Contact tracing apps can be helpful to track the spread of COVID-19, but questions about “trust and legitimacy” might affect their uptake. … [Read more...] about Should British Columbians be concerned about COVID-19 contact tracing privacy?
Data is one of the best tools we have for fighting the Covid-19 outbreak, but right now health data — like consumer data — is held in silos in many different institutions and companies. And while third parties can track, trade, and negotiate that data, the people who create it and who have the biggest stake in it, are often cut out of the deal. Their virtual self doesn’t belong … [Read more...] about What Blockchain Could Mean for Your Health Data
The vast amounts of personal information now collected, used, and transferred to third party organizations for a variety of reasons is a trend that will surely grow as we move towards automation and digitalization. Data is also a vital component to ensure public health. With the growing importance of data comes increased concern from individuals about how, when, why, and by … [Read more...] about Privacy in the COVID-19 era