In our last article, we provided a brief overview of Canada’s new PIPEDA requirements that came into effect on November 1, 2018. Today, we are going to dive deeper into this topic, as we share recommendations and steps you can take to ensure that your clinic stays compliant under PIPEDA, and that your patients’ data remains secure and protected.
On November 1, 2018, significant changes to Canada's PIPEDA regulations came into effect. However, if you’re like most Canadian businesses, you may be wondering…What is PIPEDA? What has changed? And why should I care? In this short article, we will provide everything you need to know to keep yourself, and your clinic, informed.
Mandatory privacy breach reporting comes into effect in Alberta as of August 31, 2018. From that date forward, custodians of patient information must notify the Privacy Commissioner, the Minister of Health, and the individual whose information was lost or improperly disclosed if there is risk of harm. Let’s examine how to assess risk of harm so that you can be sure if and when a breach needs to be reported. (more…)