Ontario Community Newspapers
January 14: Will the health unit start breaking down COVID-19 data by local communities?
Publication
Northumberland News (Cobourg, ON), 14 Jan 2021
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Description
Creator
Hyatt, Sarah, Reporter
Media Type
Text
Newspaper
Item Type
Articles
Description
Possible future changes with respect to COVID-19 data reporting at the local level was anticipated after the local health unit sent a request forward to the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario.

Part of the concern about detailing cases down to community levels instead of county levels was that in those smaller community areas, there is potential to easily identify those people with COVID and stigmatize them.

Another part of the concern in revealing this detailed information was that it would change people's behaviour and citizens would become lax in protecting themselves.
Publisher
Metroland Durham Region Media Group
Place of Publication
Northumberland, ON
Date of Original
14 Jan 2021
Date Of Event
14 Jan 2021
Subject(s)
Personal Name(s)
Gemmill, Ian, Dr.
Language of Item
English
Copyright Statement
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
Contact
Kawartha Lakes Public Library
Email:lindsaylibrary@kawarthalakeslibrary.ca
Website:
Agency street/mail address:
190 Kent St W.
Lindsay, ON K9V 2Y6
(705) 324-9411 extension 1268
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January 14: Will the health unit start breaking down COVID-19 data by local communities?


Possible future changes with respect to COVID-19 data reporting at the local level was anticipated after the local health unit sent a request forward to the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario.

Part of the concern about detailing cases down to community levels instead of county levels was that in those smaller community areas, there is potential to easily identify those people with COVID and stigmatize them.

Another part of the concern in revealing this detailed information was that it would change people's behaviour and citizens would become lax in protecting themselves.