Archive (Year: 2015)

August 24, 2015 - Melanie Coyle, Analyst

Surveillance in Personal Care Homes: A Case Study

We often get questions from those working in personal care homes and family members of the residents about the use of hidden video surveillance. So we thought we would share some of our thoughts on the issue. Imagine this scenario: Family members of Jane, an elderly woman with dementia, suspect that she is being mistreated... read more

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August 18, 2015

Information and Privacy Commissioner issued investigation report involving care aid complaints

Information and Privacy Commissioner, Ronald J. Kruzeniski Q.C., issued his investigation report yesterday involving the sharing of a care aid’s information by Oliver Lodge, Saskatoon Regional Health Authority (SRHA), the Ministry of Health and the Office of the Premier. The investigation examined the complex information flows between multiple agencies spanning weeks to see if authority... read more

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August 13, 2015 - Alyx Larocque, Analyst

How to Conduct an Effective Search for Records

So you have received an access to information request and you know it is not going to be easy to locate responsive records. What do you do? Here are some tips for you. First: You develop a search strategy and document everything. A search strategy could include: Searching for records in multiple formats (i.e. electronic,... read more

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July 22, 2015 - Melanie Coyle, Analyst

Continuous Improvement

If you’ve read some of our other blogs, you will know by now the IPC is always trying to improve our processes for all those involved. We recently went through our second lean event since the new Commissioner came on board. We made a few changes to our procedures. Some of the changes only effect... read more

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