News Releases Archive (Year: 2020)

December 11, 2020

Advisory from the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Saskatchewan on questions regarding vaccines for organizations, employers and health trustees

Announcements regarding the development of vaccines for COVID-19 has been greeted with excitement. There are still steps to go before the roll out of a vaccine, such as approval, delivery and administering the vaccine. As citizens receive the vaccine, questions arise as to how organizations, health trustees and employers will handle this new reality. In... read more

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September 8, 2020 - Ron Kruzeniski, Information and Privacy Commissioner

UPDATED – Advisory from the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Saskatchewan to Teachers, School Boards, Parents and Students

The pandemic initially resulted in classes being suspended and students staying at home. Now that September is here, schools are reopening, but schools are also offering students the option to learn remotely from home. School Divisions and teachers have been planning during August, selecting the online learning platforms and preparing to use those platforms for... read more

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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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