Year: 2020

December 10, 2020 - Danielle Serson, Intake Officer

Deemed refusal of access vs. late response – what is the difference?

Did you know that a late response is different than a deemed refusal of access under The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIP), The Local Authority Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (LA FOIP), The Health Information Protection Act (HIPA), and both are reviewable issues with our office? Unless circumstances... read more

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November 26, 2020 - Ron Kruzeniski, Information and Privacy Commissioner

Providing the record to my office

I attended a virtual conference of a Commissioner roundtable. One of the Commissioners addressed an issue regarding providing his office with the record when reviewing an appeal of the denial of an access request. He went on to say that the record was necessary to do the job of a review and that his office... read more

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

Saskatchewan Business and Privacy

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) has issued a guidance document entitled Privacy Guide for Businesses. You may ask, “Does it apply to businesses or organizations in Saskatchewan?” The answer is yes, it does. The Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) is a federal statute that applies to businesses in... read more

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