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January 8, 2021 - Ron Kruzeniski, Information and Privacy Commissioner

Saskatchewan IPC finds ransomware attack results in one of the largest privacy breaches in this province involving citizens’ most sensitive data

An investigation by the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Saskatchewan has found that eHealth Saskatchewan (eHealth), the Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) and the Ministry of Health (Health) were the victims of a ransomware attack in late December 2019 and early January 2020, resulting in one of the largest privacy breaches in this province. On December... read more

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December 30, 2020 - Ron Kruzeniski, Information and Privacy Commissioner

Finding balance in 2021

So many people have said 2020 has been an “interesting”, “challenging” or “difficult” year. I know we all hope 2021 will be better. We know the covid-19 challenges that face us in 2021 but are there some challenges in the access and privacy world that we will face? I believe there are. Prior to covid-19,... read more

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December 22, 2020 - Julie Ursu, Intake Officer

I need to do WHAT? Processing your first access to information request

So you just started your new job and you get your first access to information request. You might be asking yourself, what do I do with this thing?, while you toss it to the side and ask questions later. I know the feeling, trust me. What you might not know, is that the clock is... read more

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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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