The Canadian Privacy Law Blog: Developments in privacy law and writings of a Canadian privacy lawyer, containing information related to the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (aka PIPEDA) and other Canadian and international laws.
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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Monday, November 15, 2004
Dr. Anne Cavoukian, the well-respected Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario has written an article for CIO Government Review magazine on the new Personal Health Information Protection Act. It's well worth the read ....
PHIPA power: "
CIO Government Review (09 Nov 2004)
Placing appropriate controls on health data users, while conferring rights on data subjects - that, in a nutshell, is what the Personal Health Information Protection Act, 2004 (PHIPA) accomplishes.
The Ontario government-enacted law that came into force on November 1 applies to all individuals and organizations involved in health care services delivery. These include physicians and other healthcare practitioners - referred to in the Act as "health information custodians" - as well as any agent, who is authorized to collect, use and disclose personal health information on behalf of that custodian.... "
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