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Information and Privacy Commissioner releases Review Report 17-08

Where a third party objects to the disclosure of information on the basis that it believes disclosure would be harmful to its business interests, it is the third party that bears the burden of proving that the applicant has no right of access.  In this case the evidence provided by the third party fell short of establishing that the information at issue was supplied in confidence and that the disclosure of the information would result in a reasonable expectation of harm.  Read more...


Information and Privacy Commissioner releases Review Report 17-07

Where a third party objects to the disclosure of information on the basis that it believes disclosure would be harmful to its business interests, it is the third party that bears the burden of proving that the applicant has no right of access.  If, as in this case, the third party provides no evidence in support of its position, it fails to meet its burden of proof.  In the absence of any evidence to support the application of the third party business exemption the Commissioner recommends full disclosure of records relating to the funding of the third party, a licensed home for special care.  Read more...


Chief Privacy Officer Training - The First Six Months

The Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner for Nova Scotia has developed a one-day training program especially for privacy champions in public bodies and municipalities.  The training will take place on November 29, 2017.  Attendees must register in advance by October 25, 2017.  Read more...


NEWS RELEASE

For immediate release

October 12, 2017

Commissioner's investigation determines inadequate video surveillance controls put student information at risk

HALIFAX - Inadequate passwords and insufficient technical controls led to video surveillance images of schoolchildren being live streamed on the internet, says Catherine Tully, Nova Scotia's Information and Privacy Commissioner, in a new report issued today.  Read more...

Read the Investigation Report:  IR17-01


NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

September 26, 2017

Nova Scotia access to information pioneer Darce Fardy wins national award

HALIFAX -  Today, former Review Officer Darce Fardy was awarded the Grace-Pépin Award, recognizing his tireless advocacy for Nova Scotians' access to information rights.  Nova Scotia's current Information and Privacy Commissioner, Catherine Tully, extends her congratulations.  Read more...


New/Updated Publications Now Available

Big Data Guidelines for Nova Scotia

A Citizen's Guide to Big Data and Your Privacy Rights in Nova Scotia

A Citizen's Guide to Access and Privacy Rights in Nova Scotia

Guidance for the Use of Criminal Record Checks by Health Profession Regulating Bodies

PHIA - Disclosures Without Express Consent

Video Surveillance Guidelines

Video Surveillance Policy Template

2017-2018 French-language Service Plan (PDF) / Plan de services en français 2017-2018 (PDF)

Access & Privacy - A Councillor's Guide 

PHIA Review Recommendations 

Instant Messaging and Personal Email Accounts Guide