Archive (Year: 2019)

November 6, 2019

Canada’s access to information and privacy guardians urge governments to modernize legislation to better protect Canadians

Information and Privacy Ombudspersons and Commissioners from across Canada are urging their governments to modernize access to information and privacy laws. In a joint resolution, Canada’s access to information and privacy guardians note that along with its many benefits, the rapid advancement of technologies has had an impact on fundamental democratic principles and human rights,... read more

Categories: News Releases

October 11, 2019 - Ron Kruzeniski, Information and Privacy Commissioner

MySaskHealthRecord

On October 8, 2019, the government and eHealth launched MySaskHealthRecord. The news release stated, “New Website Allows Saskatchewan Residents to Access Their Personal Health Information Anywhere, Anytime”. This is an exciting first step in allowing citizens to access their own personal health information. It allows them to get lab results, imaging reports, and details of... read more

Categories: Blog

August 27, 2019 - Melanie Coyle, Analyst

Resources to Educate Children about Privacy on the Internet

Now that my oldest child is reading, and given the multitude of devices connected to the Internet in our home, he has access to the world wide web. This is scary! He can literally be influenced by the entire world. For now, I am certain that his online interests lie mainly in Pokemon, Minecraft and... read more

Categories: Blog

August 9, 2019 - Ron Kruzeniski, Information and Privacy Commissioner

Hot Off the Press: A Guide to Appeals

When my office issues a report and makes recommendations, the head of the public body has 30 days to decide whether to follow those recommendations or not. Once the head makes the decision and notifies the applicant, the applicant has 30 days to appeal the decision of the head. The appeal is not regarding my... read more

Categories: Blog