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Volume: 4 Issue: 9
(September 2017)

strengthening ontarios health information privacy legislation 1 october 2017 ontarios amendments personal health information protection act (‘phip effect imposing

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The strengthening of Ontario’s health information privacy legislation

On 1 October 2017, Ontario’s amendments to its Personal Health Information Protection Act (‘PHIPA’) will come into effect, imposing more rigorous breach notification obligations on those responsible for the protection of an individual’s health data. Michael Whitt, Sebastien Gittens and Antonia Alisauskas of Bennett Jones LLP consider the impact of the amendments to PHIPA in the context of the differing breach notification obligations across the Canadian provinces.

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