Year: 2017

December 8, 2017 - Sharon Young, Analyst

Privacy versus Confidentiality

Privacy and confidentiality are two concepts often mistaken to be the same thing. In terms of information, privacy is the right of an individual to have some control over how his or her personal information (or personal health information) is collected, used, and/or disclosed. In Saskatchewan, individuals’ privacy is maintained through FOIP, LA FOIP and... read more

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December 5, 2017 - Diane Aldridge, Director of Compliance

Closing a Practice

Back in 2011, this office issued an Advisory to address concerns we had at the time regarding abandoned patient records. That resource was titled, Advisory for Saskatchewan Trustees for Record Disposition. This office now again is looking to provide some advice to trustees that are winding up his or her practice as additional cases of... read more

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November 28, 2017 - Alyx Larocque, Analyst

What Makes a Good Submission?

The staff at the OIPC recently watched a webinar called The Art of Persuasive Speaking put on by The Canadian Bar Association.  Some of the points made in the webinar are relevant to public bodies providing submissions to our office.  I thought I would share some further tips pulled from that webinar. When you want... read more

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September 5, 2017 - Ron Kruzeniski, Information and Privacy Commissioner

Confidentiality Clauses in Contracts

A lot of our work centers around a citizen wanting a contract that a ministry, city, town or municipality has entered into. The public body does not want to release it, for among other reasons, the contract has a confidentiality clause. The Cities Act and The Municipalities Act specifically provides that a citizen can inspect... read more

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