Archive (Year: 2018)

January 31, 2018 - Ron Kruzeniski, Information and Privacy Commissioner

Can You Bring an Action or Class Action for the Tort of Violation of Privacy in Saskatchewan

I was asked whether a person could sue or be part of a class action in Saskatchewan for a breach of privacy.  Still being relatively new, I did not know the answer but decided to find out.  The Privacy Act provides in section 2, that it is a tort, actionable without proof of damage, for... read more

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January 26, 2018 - Melanie Coyle, Analyst

Got HIPA Pain? We Can Help!

As you may know, part of our office’s function is to answer questions about The Health Information Protection Act (HIPA).  We get questions from trustees on a weekly basis about HIPA, personal health information, access to information and privacy best practices. Our office is planning to start a webinar series to reply to these questions... read more

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January 12, 2018 - Ron Kruzeniski, Information and Privacy Commissioner

So, Do We Collaborate?

I had someone, whom I respect, say to me that some public bodies feel we don’t collaborate.  This caused me to think about this concern and I thought it important to clarify our role and in turn define expectations. ‘Collaborate’ in the Oxford Dictionary is defined as, “work jointly on an activity or project”. As... read more

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January 10, 2018 - Alyx Larocque, Analyst

Updates to the IPC Guide to Exemptions

Today our office posted an updated version of its resource, IPC Guide to Exemptions (Guide).  It is dated January 5, 2018.  The updates reflect some of the amendments recently made to The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIP) and The Local Authority Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (LA FOIP).... read more

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