Wednesday, March 24, 2004

Privacy on the brain!

I have been thinking a lot about privacy legislation lately, especially the federal legislation PIPEDA.

Last week I took a practical course put on by the Professional Learning Centre at the Faculty of Information Studies, University of Toronto called Compliance with Canadian Federal Privacy Legislation. I found this to be a good, practical workshop. Particularly useful are instructor David Hopkins' checklists and example charts and documents included in the course materials. Next course is Friday, November 5, 2004.

I was poking around on the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario's website and found this great assessment tool:
IPC - Privacy Diagnostic Tool (PDT) Workbook. While it is not specific to PIPEDA or the Ontario legislation FIPPA, it does seem to cover their principles. It describes specific principles, and then has some quick "yes/no" questions which one responds to. Available both in a paper and an electronic format.

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