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Year: 2016

December 28, 2016 - Melanie Coyle, Analyst

Deemed Consent in HIPA – What is it?

We have received a lot of positive feedback on our IPC Guide to HIPA resource. Thanks for your input! At the same time, some people have expressed concern over our definition of deemed consent. We have since updated the Guide and our definition of deemed consent. We also thought it would be a good opportunity... read more

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December 1, 2016 - Kayla Oishi, Analyst

Open Government in Urban Communities

As a city, town, village or municipality, there is a distinct responsibility laid out in various laws to be transparent, open and accountable.  Cities, towns, villages and municipalities are local authorities for purposes of LA FOIP.  Some local authorities are working to meet those duties through open government initiatives. What is Open Government? Open government... read more

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November 15, 2016 - Sharon Young, Analyst

Transitory Records and Access-to-Information Requests

What are transitory records? The Provincial Archives of Saskatchewan defines transitory records as: Records of temporary usefulness that are needed only for a limited period of time, to complete a routine task or to prepare an ongoing document. Also, exact copies of official records made for convenience of reference. These records are not required to... read more

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November 9, 2016 - Teresa Redlick, Archivist, Provincial Archives of Saskatchewan and Melanie Coyle, Analyst

Lost in the Shuffle: Ensuring Information is Accessible After a Government Re-organization

Recently, the Information and Privacy Commissioner has issued Review Report 178-2016.  This report addresses a situation where the Applicant requested e-mails from an area of government that had recently been shuffled in a government re-organization. The new Ministry provided the Applicant with a fee estimate. The e-mails had not been properly archived when transferred to... read more

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