The Office of the Privacy Commissioner (OPC) has released a new privacy emergency kit, developed in consultation with several provincial and territorial privacy offices, to help organizations prepare for crisis situations. The kit, which the OPC released as part of Emergency Preparedness Week, will help organizations subject to federal privacy laws enhance the timeliness and content of communications during an emergency and handle personal information appropriately. “Our new guidance emphasizes that it is critical for both private- and public-sector organizations to consider privacy issues in advance of an emergency situation in order to avoid problems in the event of a crisis,” noted Privacy Commissioner Jennifer Stoddart.
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