Don't Blame Privacy – What To Do and How To Communicate in an Emergency

Emergencies do not supplant the need for privacy but they do impact it. While privacy should still be protected where possible, the need for complete and accurate information flow in a crisis is critical. Do not let privacy considerations put anyone’s health at risk.

The Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act, 2015 and the Personal Health Information Act have been designed to accommodate these circumstances. The OIPC has developed a slide deck, "Don't Blame Privacy – What To Do and How To Communicate in an Emergency" to inform public bodies and custodians about information collection, use and disclosure in emergency situations.

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