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July 8, 2021 - Diane Aldridge, Executive Director of Compliance

Why some reviews and investigations cannot pass go

If you have ever contacted our office regarding a concern with how a public body (government institution or local authority) or trustee has responded to your access to information request or handled your personal information or personal health information, you probably heard that we are an office of last resort. As the oversight body, we... read more

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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 16, 2021 - Rick Yachiw, Analyst

What is evidence in a review?

Simply saying something is true doesn’t always make it so. For example, telling me a particular store is closed on a given holiday won’t necessarily make me believe it is. Showing me the store’s website holiday schedule is likely to make me believe it a bit more. Driving me by the store on Christmas day... read more

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June 11, 2021 - Ron Kruzeniski, Information and Privacy Commissioner

Facial recognition – the path forward?

The media has focused considerable attention on facial recognition (FR). Access and privacy commissioners have been focusing on the issue too. The Ontario Commissioner has just posted an excellent blog on Mugshots to megabytes:  facial recognition has made privacy protection more urgent than ever. The privacy protection authorities for each province and territory of Canada... read more

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