About Rick Klumpenhouwer

A passion for strategic information management and a strong academic background make Rick Klumpenhouwer a highly capable advisor for those seeking to integrate compliance with real-world management. ,A partner with Cenera, Rick is a Privacy and Information Governance expert with over 30 years of experience in both the public and private sectors. His energetic and upbeat style inspires action, while his expertise and knowledge of privacy legislation and its application in the health sector creates positive change. Rick is a skilled investigator and evaluator, with experience in both breach and workplace investigations. He is known for his practical, creative and engaging approach that makes complex information, concepts and ideas accessible. Rick is committed to making a positive and enduring contribution to both the advancement and development of information management and privacy. He has a wide and diverse network and client history combined with deep and proven knowledge and methodologies. Rick is a frequent and thought-provoking conference speaker and leads Access, Privacy and Information Management training sessions for public, health and private sectors in communities across western Canada. In addition to his Masters degrees in Archival Studies and History, Rick is also certified with the Canadian Institute of Access and Privacy Professionals (CIAPP) at Master status, and as a Specialist in Electronic Content Management with the Association of Information and Image Management (AIIM). For many years, he has played the role of hockey and Irish dancing dad while indulging his love of European and world soccer leagues and tournaments.

Privacy Best Practices for Your Teams Working Remotely and Beyond

By |2021-04-17T04:04:35-06:00June 24th, 2020|Privacy|

According to Angus Reid Institute, only 36% of Canadians who are currently working from home expect to return to the office full-time once the pandemic is over. With remote work being the norm now, and perhaps for many in the foreseeable future, are your organization’s privacy programs and policies up to scratch? Now more than [...]

What Personal Information is Subject to the FOIP Act?

By |2021-04-17T04:04:37-06:00March 11th, 2020|Information Management, Privacy|

In Alberta, all public bodies must comply with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIP) Act, which aims to balance the public's right to know about information held by those bodies and the individual's right to privacy. When we talk about information held by public bodies that are governed by FOIP, we recognize two categories: [...]

How to Keep Your Business Safe Online

By |2021-04-17T04:04:37-06:00February 5th, 2020|Information Management, Privacy|

On Tuesday, February 11, 2020, the world will unite to celebrate Safer Internet Day (SID), an annual celebration that aims to promote the safe and positive use of digital technology. Today in Canada, it's rare to find an organization that isn't carrying out some form of business online, making Safer Internet Day more relevant than [...]

Privacy and Data Management Mistakes That Can Cost You Business in 2020

By |2021-04-17T04:04:38-06:00January 15th, 2020|Information Management|

Data can make or break an organization, depending on how it's used. If your business is starting off the New Year by evaluating your privacy and data management system or implementing a new management strategy, be sure to avoid these three common mistakes. 1. Improper Cloud Strategies As the world becomes more data-driven, cloud storage [...]

Top Privacy Challenges Facing HR in 2020

By |2021-04-17T04:04:38-06:00December 19th, 2019|Privacy|

As we look back on 2019, we know one thing for sure: the HR and privacy landscapes are becoming increasingly complex and intertwined. HR professionals are not only responsible for protecting sensitive information about employees and management, but they also must safeguard this information under laws governing privacy and confidentiality. Here are six privacy issues that we [...]

10 Must-Know Cybersecurity Stats for 2019

By |2021-04-17T04:04:40-06:00October 30th, 2019|Information Management, Privacy|

As we look back on 2019, there was no shortage of notable data breaches in the news, from Alberta Health Services to TransUnion Canada. In fact, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) reported 446 breaches between November 2018 and June 2019 alone - nearly six times the number of reports received during the same period last year. [...]

Privacy and Information Management – the Business Benefits

By |2021-04-17T04:04:40-06:00September 25th, 2019|Information Management, Privacy|

It’s a strong belief of ours here at Cenera that privacy is centred on people, trust, and relationships. It’s not a luxury, but a necessity for the long-term success of your organization. Think of any reputable institutions that you know. They are likely built on the trust of their people, which is why effective information [...]

Calling for Tighter Privacy Laws

By |2016-10-20T13:36:27-06:00September 14th, 2016|Information Management, Privacy, Videos|

Information and Privacy Commissioner Jill Clayton talks about a recent surge in privacy breaches in both the public and private sectors and some of the regulatory changes likely on the way to combat this trend in Alberta. Alberta public bodies, companies and not for profits will need to be more proactive in mitigating privacy security issues [...]

Remembering The Right to be Forgotten

By |2021-04-17T04:04:45-06:00April 23rd, 2015|Information Management, Privacy|

A colleague of mine received automated notices from two LinkedIn connections recently.  This, of course, is what LinkedIn is there for – to keep you up to date and informed about the status and activities of professionals in your field.  There was a difference about getting these notices, however.  The two professionals had died within [...]

Regulatory Order Sets Clear Boundaries for Employee Privacy and Mobile Device

By |2021-04-17T04:04:46-06:00October 28th, 2013|Privacy|

An Adjudicator with the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner (OIPC) has determined that a private sector organization contravened the Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA) by improperly collecting and using personal information. Project Porchlight traced the telephone numbers the employee had dialed on his work-issued Blackberry device to learn the identities of the people [...]

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