Archive (Year: 2020)

June 29, 2020

Saskatchewan Information and Privacy Commissioner Tables 2019-2020 Annual Report

Saskatchewan Information and Privacy Commissioner, Ronald J. Kruzeniski, Q.C., has submitted his office’s 2019-2020 Annual Report: Issues in a Pandemic, to the Legislative Assembly. Kruzeniski stated: In this pandemic, issues have arisen which have created considerable discussion and debate. Freedom of information and privacy legislation is not suspended during a pandemic and public bodies are... read more

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June 23, 2020 - Sherri Fowler, Analyst

Notifying affected individuals: What should I put in the letter?

Notifying affected individuals that their privacy has been breached is a very important step in responding to a privacy breach and should happen very quickly once you have identified who has been affected by the privacy breach. In cases where the privacy breach is potentially very large, or you may not be able to identify... read more

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June 23, 2020 - Sherri Fowler, Analyst

IPC change in practice for privacy breach investigations

The Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner (IPC) is recommending the following four best practice steps when responding to a breach of privacy: Containment (as soon as possible) Notification (as soon as possible) Investigate Prevent future breaches We know many public bodies currently follow these steps. The IPC is changing its procedure and is... read more

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June 16, 2020 - Ron Kruzeniski, Information and Privacy Commissioner

Advisory from the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Saskatchewan on health screening of staff and visitors in care homes

We have all heard the news telling us about the number of deaths of seniors in care homes related to COVID-19. Ontario and Quebec have particularly been impacted, but so has Saskatchewan. The Chief Medical Health Officer has ordered health screening to occur in care homes. The Public Health Order, dated June 13, 2020, provides... read more

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