Archive (Year: 2020)

February 20, 2020 - Alyx Larocque, Analyst

Chapter 2 for the Guide to FOIP is now available!

Chapter 2 for the Guide to FOIP is now available! Chapter 2 is all about the Administration of FOIP. This chapter covers: Minister of Justice & Attorney General Access & Privacy Branch Government Institutions – Roles & Responsibilities Head of a Government Institution The FOIP Coordinator or Privacy Officer Delegation of FOIP Responsibilities Notices and... read more

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February 19, 2020 - Ron Kruzeniski, Information and Privacy Commissioner

Prescribed access to information request form

My office has encountered situations where an individual writes a letter or sends an email requesting information. The public body responds that the request is not in the prescribed form. The FOIP Regulations do prescribe a form and that form is available on our website at https://oipc.sk.ca/resources/forms/. In Review Report 223-2018 regarding the Rural Municipality... read more

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February 13, 2020 - Ron Kruzeniski, Information and Privacy Commissioner

Circle of Care

When my office investigates privacy breaches in the health care sector, at times, the defense, the explanation, or the reason given is that one believed they were in the “circle of care”. What is the circle of care? It certainly is not used in The Health Information Protection Act (HIPA). I did find one definition... read more

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February 11, 2020 - Rick Yachiw, Analyst

Why does our office use the pronoun “they”?

If you have ever read, or been the subject of, a report by the IPC, you may have noticed our office tends to use the pronoun “they” to refer to an individual. Grammatically, using plural pronouns in a singular context likely goes entirely against what our high school English teachers taught us is proper grammar.... read more

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