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Books and documents by Kate

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Other documents & PDFs

Documents from other organizations.


March 6, 2018

The impact of a privacy breach

Kate reads from a court victim impact statement about a privacy breach

Disciplinary consequences

Disciplinary consequences for a privacy breach

February 10, 2018

Privacy paralysis

Kate talking about privacy paralysis

Some of Kate’s recent and upcoming events

Team Privacy Training Events

June 6, June 12, June 19, August 30

For Primary Care clinics and FHTs

Kate trains health professionals from many more primary care organizations how being privacy-respectful can improve therapeutic relationships. more details...

Primary care webinar: “I'm being harassed!”

September 6, 2018, 12 noon

Part of Kate’s monthly webinar series.

Kate and lawyer Maria McDonald discuss how to deal with harassment and harassment claims in the workplace.

Full details and registration here.

Privacy Officer training

October 2 through November 6, 2018

Kate’s next training course for Privacy Officers in health organizations.

Open to all health Privacy Officers, as well as those hoping to become Privacy Officers. Full details and registration here.

Advanced Privacy Officer training

November 13, 2018

For experienced Privacy Officers within healthcare organisations.

This one day training course focuses on how to handle difficult privacy situations using real-life (but anonymized) case studies and role-play. Full details and registration here.

Kate Dewhirst Health Law

Kate says:

My mission is bringing the law to life. I make legal theory understandable, accessible and fun! I’m available and love to work for all organizations in the healthcare sector across Ontario and beyond.

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