In The Rush to Embrace Technology, Has Information Governance Fallen Through the Cracks?

By |2022-10-28T11:55:03-06:00November 2nd, 2022|Information Management, Privacy|

In 2019, a mere year after Canadian businesses became subject to mandatory data breach reporting, Canada's privacy watchdog estimated that a staggering 28 million Canadians had been impacted by a breach over the previous twelve months. Cue 2020 and the COVID-19 pandemic, and the rush to embrace digital technology accelerated with breathtaking speed. So, what has been [...]

Can You Require Employees to Show Proof of Vaccination?

By |2022-01-12T13:46:06-07:00October 20th, 2021|Information Management, Privacy|

As the Alberta healthcare system struggles under the weight of the fourth wave, the question of whether to introduce vaccine mandates in the workplace is more pressing than ever. By now, the safety and efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines are well-documented, and with the Government of Alberta’s introduction of digital proof of vaccination, it is [...]

Employee Monitoring and Surveillance: How Far is Too Far?

By |2021-08-13T12:33:18-06:00September 30th, 2020|Information Management, Privacy|

With remote work becoming the norm, more employers have implemented digital tracking tools and surveillance software solutions like Hubstaff and Time Doctor to monitor employee activities, engagement and productivity. And while keeping tabs on employee website use and keystroke activity may seem harmless at first, the recent surge in workplace surveillance and digital supervision has [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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