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September 24, 2020 - Deepa Pawar, Analyst

Understanding “fees” with ease!

In my experience, an applicant is sometimes surprised when they receive a fee estimate from a government institution pursuant to The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIP), or a local authority pursuant to The Local Authority Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (LA FOIP). For example, the applicant questions why... read more

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September 17, 2020 - Sherri Fowler, Analyst

Responding to access to information requests during an election

As Saskatchewan prepares for both a provincial and municipal election this fall, it is a good time to remind everyone about their obligations under The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIP), The Local Authority Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (LA FOIP) and The Health Information Protection Act (HIPA). This... read more

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September 15, 2020 - Sherri Fowler, Analyst

Right to Know Week 2020

International Right to Know (RTK) day is celebrated each year on September 28th. In Canada, we celebrate Right to Know week this year from September 28th to October 4th. So what is RTK, you might ask? Canada’s Right to Know website describes the purpose of RTK as being, “to raise awareness of an individual’s right... 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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