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The author of this blog, David T.S. Fraser, is a Canadian privacy lawyer who practices with the firm of McInnes Cooper. He is the author of the Physicians' Privacy Manual. He has a national and international practice advising corporations and individuals on matters related to Canadian privacy laws.

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Thursday, November 25, 2004

Article: Ontario prescribes privacy law for health-care sector ( 

Ontario's new privacy law is finally getting some press., one of the few Canadian publications that has very thorough privacy coverage, is carrying an article on the Personal Health Information Protection Act:

Ontario prescribes privacy law for health-care sector:
11/22/2004 2:20:34 PM - The province introduces rules around patient data and fines for those who don't comply.

"Ontario's law regulating the privacy of health information took effect Nov. 1, and may force organizations that fail to comply to pay up to tens of thousands of dollars in maximum penalties.

In what's being hailed as the province's first privacy law governing a specific industry, the Personal

Health Information Protection Act (PHIPA) will be overseen by the office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner, Ann Cavoukian, and apply to all individuals and organizations involved in the delivery of health-care...."

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