OBA Privacy Law Summit 2021 – PHIPA in the Age of Digital Health

  • June 29, 2021
  • Jaime Cardy, Adjudicator at the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario

The past year proved to be an important time of change for our provincial and federal privacy regimes, with the introduction of the Consumer Privacy Protection Act (Bill C-11), the migration to a remote workforce, and an increased reliance on new digital technologies to weather the global COVID-19 pandemic. This period of upheaval provided a range of interesting topics to explore during the Ontario Bar Association’s annual Privacy Law Summit.

One such topic included “PHIPA in the Age of Digital Health” – a breakout session in which panelists Mary Jane Dykeman (INQ Law), Anita Fineberg (Anita Fineberg & Associates Inc), Daniel Girlando (Borden Ladner Gervais LLP), and Erica Zarkovich (LifeLabs), discussed the recent amendments to the Personal Health Information Protection Act, 2004 (PHIPA), and emerging issues in digital health.