Where there’s smoke (detectors), there’s cameras?

A recent motion decision from the Ontario Superior Court of Justice highlights the importance of having clear internal communications about privacy policies. Perhaps equally important, the decision should make organizations uneasy about how they respond to privacy...

Privacy Breach Responses: A different kind of CPR

Hands-on experience is critical training for medical professionals. For instance, an emergency room doctor involving a resident in direct patient care is imperative for young medical professionals to develop their skills. However, from a legal perspective, the...

That’s a LOT of (cookie) dough!

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and New York Attorney General announced today that YouTube and Google will pay a record setting $170 million dollars to settle allegations of violating the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) Rules. The settlement comes...

Privacy in Pharmacy – Be Prepared

Pharmacists have a range of responsibilities including reviewing prescriptions, educating individuals about medication use and side effects, and acting as a last line of defence to ensure that multiple medications do not interact with one another. In order to provide...

Surprise (or Not): Patient Records are Confidential

Snooping occurs on a regular basis but few organizations are willing to deal with it. Whenever an individual, such as a doctor, a nurse, or a clinic staff member accesses a patient’s record without a work-related need, this is considered snooping. Unless an employee...

Business E-Mail Fraud: Sometimes You Pay Twice!

In a recent Ontario Small Claims Court decision, a deputy judge was faced with a situation where a business e-mail compromise resulted in settlement funds being redirected to a fraudster rather than the intended recipient. The case raised the following novel question:...

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