In June 2019, amendments to New Brunswick legislation transferred the responsibility for the access and privacy mandates from the Office of the Integrity Commissioner to the Office of the Ombud for New Brunswick.

 

March 17, 2020 – Impact of Covid-19 on the Office of the Ombud’s Access and Privacy Division (see attached Notice)

 

March 27, 2020 – Office of the Ombud’s Access and Privacy Division  publishes a Guidance Document on the Protection of Privacy and the Outbreak of COVID- 19 (see attached Guidance document: Privacy in emergencies).

 

 

April 6, 2020 – Office of the Ombud’s Access and Privacy Division issues memorandum regarding Time Extension applications by public bodies (see attached Memorandum).

 

April 14, 2020 Office of the Ombud’s Access and Privacy Division issues memorandum regarding privacy breaches (see attached Memorandum).

 

April 20, 2020 – Office of the Ombud’s Access and Privacy Division issues guidance on working from home (see attached Guidance Document – Working from Home).

 

May 7, 2020 – Supporting public health, building public trust: Privacy principles for contact tracing and similar apps (Joint FPT Statement on Contract-Tracing and Privacy (May 2020))

 

Should you have any questions or concerns regarding any of the above, please contact the Ombud, Charles Murray (charles.murray@gnb.ca) or aip-aivp@gnb.ca.

 

The Ombud and his staff appreciate everyone’s cooperation, patience and understanding in these extraordinary circumstances.

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