Not only do they provide confidential services, but they must also comply with provincial data protection legislation, including provincial data protection laws. For the private sector, there are data protection laws in some provinces that are considered «fundamentally similar» to the Personal Data and Electronic Documents Protection Act (PIPEDA), while others do not. Please visit your regulator`s website or contact them directly for current privacy and privacy standards. For more information, you can also contact the office of the data protection delegate in your province or territory. RSWs that offer virtual services should notify customers of privacy restrictions related to e-mail, SMS or video conferencing. Encryption is generally recommended for secure online interactions. As encryption technology is constantly evolving, contact a computer expert to identify the media, software and timing of safe, affordable and easily accessible updates to customers. Learn more about Virtual Tips. RSW respects their client`s right to privacy in the handling of personal and sensitive information.
In private practice, privacy and data protection rights are your ethical and legal responsibility and must be taken into account throughout the processing cycle. Legal information about PIPEDA, www.priv.gc.ca/leg_c/legislation/ss_index_e.asp Privacy Toolkit for social workers and social workers www.ocswssw.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/OCSWSSW-PHIPA-Toolkit… Confidentiality should be carefully considered when collecting, using, modifying, disclosing, storing and disposing of information. In general, there are some points: disclosure of confidential information may be necessary to avoid serious, foreseeable and immediate damage to one client or others. It may also be required by law or court order. If you find yourself in this situation: Information Sheet: Data Protection Laws in Canada www.priv.gc.ca/resource/fs-fi/02_05_d_15_e.asp link «Regulatory Organization Website or Contact It Directly» for the 5.1 list; and link to the data protection preview below.