• Ombudsman releases status update on Manitoba Families’ implementation of CDS privacy breach audit recommendations

    Sep 1, 2023

    Manitoba Families. Follow-up on the status of the department’s implementation of nine privacy breach recommendations identified in Manitoba Ombudsman’s April 2021 Children’s disAbility Services (CDS) systemic investigation. The investigation concerned a privacy breach where the personal health information of 8,900 CDS service recipients was unintentionally disclosed. Our office determined that Families has fully implemented seven of nine recommendations, and needs to take further actions on two recommendations.

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  • Manitoba Ombudsman releases findings of the Manitoba immunization card initiative’s compliance with the PHIA

    Aug 30, 2023

    Manitoba Ombudsman has released its report on the privacy implications of the Manitoba immunization card launched in June 2021, in which Manitobans could request an immunization card to be used as proof they were fully vaccinated against COVID-19

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  • Canadian Information and Privacy Regulators Call for Stronger Safeguards for Sharing Personal Health Information

    Sep 26, 2022

    In a joint resolution, Canada’s federal, provincial, and territorial information and privacy commissioners and ombudspersons are calling for a concerted effort across the healthcare sector to modernize and strengthen privacy protections for sharing personal health information.

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