Archive (Year: 2019)

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

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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

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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

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July 10, 2019 - Ron Kruzeniski, Information and Privacy Commissioner

Sample Access to Information Policy

In a number of reports issued by my office, we have recommended that the towns/villages/municipalities develop a policy regarding access requests. After a number of questions, it became clear there wasn’t a sample policy for small towns/villages/municipalities. The larger organizations have developed policies that are applicable to an organization that has many employees and probably... read more

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