Blog Archive (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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November 8, 2017 - Kara Philip, Early Resolution Officer

New Resources Help to Make Charging Fees a Breeze

The IPC has developed two new resources to assist public bodies when charging fees related to access requests. The first resource, Steps to Charging Fees is a one page document that outlines the steps public bodies should take for reasonable cost recovery associated with providing access to records. The second resource, Fee Estimate: Quick Calculation... read more

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