Blog Archive (Year: 2018)

May 16, 2018 - Melanie Coyle, Analyst

Exs Beware!

The Commissioner has recently issued two investigation reports where employees of a trustee snooped in the personal health information of their ex’s new partners. In both cases, the Commissioner found that the employees did not receive privacy training. It is understandable that emotions can run high following a break up.  The urge to find out... read more

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April 26, 2018 - Concilia Sikhosana, Practicum Student, Saskatchewan Polytechnic - Health Information Management Program

Dictionary… What is it?

The Office of the Saskatchewan Information and Privacy Commissioner (IPC) has released an online searchable dictionary. A dictionary you ask? What is a dictionary? A “dictionary” is a collection of words which alphabetically range from A to Z. The dictionary details and explains each word and gives that word its own unique definition. Primarily, its... read more

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April 25, 2018 - Ron Kruzeniski, Information and Privacy Commissioner

Draft Rules of Procedure

The amendments to The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIP) provide that the Information and Privacy Commissioner can develop rules of procedure.  When I was first appointed, I heard people saying or asking, “Just be clear in what you require”.  One step in that direction was to develop an IPC Guide to... read more

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April 19, 2018 - Melanie Coyle, Analyst

Guidance for protecting personal information for MLAs and Ministers

On January 1, 2018, members of the Legislative Assembly (MLAs) and their offices and members of the Executive Council (Ministers) and their offices became subject to certain provisions of Part IV of The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIP). In other words, MLA offices and Ministers’ offices have a duty to protect... read more

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