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OIPC Releases Annual Report

PRIVACY LAW

May 20, 2011

Urging public organizations to "be proactive," Ontario Information and Privacy Commissioner Ann Cavoukian released her annual report on Tuesday. In a year where more Freedom of Information requests were filed in Ontario, the press release said, it was also a year that set a new record for the number of privacy complaints closed. Key issues identified in the report include the protection of personal health information on mobile devices; international recognition of Privacy by Design and Access by Design by government frameworks; the OIPC's collaboration with Hydro One and Toronto One to embed privacy into the smart grid; a privacy-friendly biometric facial recognition system for the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation, and the issue of standardizing the cost of health record access.
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