Blog Archive (Year: 2016)

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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November 3, 2016 - Melanie Coyle, Analyst

Fax vs. E-mail – Weighing the Fax!

Over the summer, some of us at the IPC were discussing the merits of fax and e-mail and how well these technologies protect privacy. So I wrote the original version of this blog to weigh in on which “technology” has better safeguards: e-mail or fax.  We’ve heard that this has generated a lot of discussion. ... read more

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October 13, 2016 - Tristan Hungle, Early Resolution Officer

Breaching Privacy Breaches

“But that is not a privacy breach.” Occasionally as an Early Resolution Officer I am met with this response when delivering the news that our office will be opening a privacy breach investigation file. This got me to thinking about the perception of privacy breaches. When we hear “privacy breach” we often associate it with... read more

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September 16, 2016 - Ron Kruzeniski, Information and Privacy Commissioner

When the Media Calls

Just the other day, a journalist called me and asked whether a review had been started on a particular request for information. I indicated to him that a request for review had been received. I indicated it was the policy of this office, to confirm or not that a request for review had been received... read more

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