Archive (Year: 2015)

February 27, 2015 - Kayla Oishi, Early Resolution Officer and Sharon Young, Analyst

‘Need-to-Know’ in the Workplace: When is it Crossing the Line?

Here at the IPC, we deal with a lot of phone calls from the public about various topics. Lately there seems to be a reoccurring pattern that we feel needs to be addressed: managers/supervisors requesting too much information when an employee is away from the office due to illness (or other medical-related reasons). Situations like... read more

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February 11, 2015 - Ron Kruzeniski, Information and Privacy Commissioner

February 7 – A Red Letter Day

I became the Saskatchewan Information and Privacy Commissioner on July 1, 2014 and as new commissioners do, decided to take a look at the processes used in the office. I had utilized lean methodology in the past and I thought it was a perfect opportunity to try it again. The office engaged Mr. David Bankey... read more

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February 9, 2015 - Tim Kasprick, Privacy and Access Consultant, Sunrise Health Region

The Importance of Securing Patient Information

I am the Privacy and Access Consultant of the Sunrise Health Region and staff consult me on a regular basis for privacy advice including when a privacy breach has occurred. I was recently consulted during a privacy breach that occurred when a list of patients admitted to a particular ward of our hospital was found... read more

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January 28, 2015 - Diane Aldridge, Director of Compliance

What Access and Privacy Laws do Affiliates Have to Comply With?

I think half the battle when it comes to access and privacy is learning the lingo. Sometimes definitions are found in the statute referenced, but not always. One term that comes up often in our line of work is “affiliates”. Well, what does it mean and why is it important? The word affiliate is used... read more

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