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Family Caregivers Unite!

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March 03rd 2015: Protecting Privacy of Patients, Mothers, New-Borns and Family Caregivers

Brian Beamish, Acting Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario,, (IPC) talks about his life, career and experience of family caregiving. He explains the work of IPC and his role as Acting Commissioner. He explains privacy breaches that Rouge Valley Health System hospital reported to IPC, why these are matters for concern. He describes the effects on the mothers and their new-borns of the breaches while they were in the care of the Rouge Valley Health System. He describes how IPC responded with an official Order, and its findings. He explains the changes IPC ordered for the

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Brian Beamish

Acting Commissioner Beamish first began his career at the office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner (IPC) in 1999, as Director of Policy and Compliance. This was followed by his appointment to Assistant Commissioner in 2005, where he directed the Tribunal Services Division – investigating privacy complaints and resolving access to information appeals. In addition to overseeing Tribunal, he also served as an executive policy advisor, playing a key role in executing the mandate of the IPC and supporting several initiatives in the best interests of the public, such as bringing universities and hospitals under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and ushering in th
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