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Year: 2021

June 28, 2021

Saskatchewan Information and Privacy Commissioner Tables 2020-2021 Annual Report

Saskatchewan Information and Privacy Commissioner, Ronald J. Kruzeniski, Q.C., has tabled his office’s 2020-2021 Annual Report: Change is in the Air, with the Legislative Assembly. In his report, the Commissioner addresses the need to update Saskatchewan’s access and privacy legislation. The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and The Local Authority Freedom of... read more

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June 2, 2021

Federal, Provincial and Territorial Information and Privacy Commissioners and Ombudsman issue joint resolution about privacy and access to information rights during and after a pandemic

In a joint resolution, Canada’s Information and Privacy regulators called on their respective governments to respect Canadians’ quasi-constitutional rights to privacy and access to information. The regulators took note of the serious impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the right of access to information and privacy rights in Canada and called on governments to... read more

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May 19, 2021

Vaccine passports must meet highest level of privacy protection

Privacy should be front and centre as governments and businesses consider COVID-19 vaccine passports as a tool to help Canadians return to normal life, say Canada’s privacy guardians. Vaccine passports would allow people to travel and gather again and could support economic recovery while protecting public health. They would, however, require individuals to disclose personal... read more

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March 2, 2021 - Ron Kruzeniski, Information and Privacy Commissioner

UPDATED – Advisory from the IPC on questions regarding vaccines for organizations, employers and health trustees

Announcements regarding the approval of vaccines for COVID-19 has been greeted with excitement. The roll out of vaccines is occurring in our province and in other provinces in Canada. As citizens receive the vaccine, questions arise as to how organizations, health trustees and employers will handle this new reality. In my Advisory from the Office... read more

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