News Releases Archive (Year: 2020)

July 21, 2020 - Ron Kruzeniski, Information and Privacy Commissioner

Advisory from the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Saskatchewan on police collecting personal information through bodycams

The Prime Minister on June 9, 2020, stated he supported the use of bodycams by police forces. He indicated bodycams were an idea “that’s time has come”. The Minister of Public Safety, Bill Blair stated: I believe that the presence of video evidence as can be made available under the right circumstances, following the appropriate... read more

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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 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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June 9, 2020 - Ron Kruzeniski, Information and Privacy Commissioner

UPDATED – Advisory from the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Saskatchewan on Pandemic, Travel Restrictions and Checkpoints

On April 24, 2020, the Chief Medical Health Officer issued an Order restricting travel into and out of the Northern Saskatchewan Administration District (NSAD) to essential travel. On April 30, 2020, the Order was amended to restrict travel between communities in NSAD on May 6, 2020, the Order was further amended and on May 20,... read more

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