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Year: 2020

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 15, 2020 - Raianne Engel, Analyst

Should you provide your child’s HSN to their school?

Have you ever filled out a form for your child’s school and wondered if they really need all the information they are asking for? Among other personal information, your child’s school might request their health services number (HSN). The Commissioner has not yet dealt with this issue in a formal report so this is just... read more

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May 1, 2020 - Ron Kruzeniski, Information and Privacy Commissioner

A Pandemic Binder

On March 15, 2020, as discussions regarding the pandemic were mounting, I would not have thought there would be so many access and privacy issues. At the end of April, I am amazed how many issues have surfaced. As issues surfaced in Saskatchewan, my office has attempted to develop a blog, statement, or advisory. As... read more

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April 28, 2020 - Monique Meister, HIMS Practicum Student

New resource: Best Practices for Transporting PI and PHI Outside of the Office

With a pandemic impacting the world and governments asking people to social distance ourselves, many people are having to work from home and having to bring home personal information (PI) and personal health information (PHI) to do their jobs. You also hear stories of people losing their briefcases, laptops, devices, or even their vehicle being... read more

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