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February 25, 2021 - Ron Kruzeniski, Information and Privacy Commissioner

UPDATED – Can You Bring an Action or Class Action for the Tort of Violation of Privacy in Saskatchewan?

I was asked whether a person could sue or be part of a class action in Saskatchewan for a breach of privacy. The Privacy Act provides in section 2, that it is a tort, actionable without proof of damage, for a person willfully and without claim of right, to violate the privacy of another. In section 7,... read more

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February 22, 2021 - Diane Aldridge, Executive Director of Compliance

Including names on municipal maps – can the complicated be made simple?

I grew up on a farm and know how isolated you are out there. Most neighbors are out of eyeshot and earshot and though some know when you are away, you hope it isn’t common knowledge as you most likely will end up with something stolen from your property, gas being one of the most... read more

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January 28, 2021 - Geraldine Knudsen, Solicitor, Saskatchewan School Boards Association

Who’s minding the storage? Data privacy and Saskatchewan schools

A school division holds what may be the largest store of significant personal data about any individual child that can be found in one location. Parents and guardians are compelled by law to send their children to school, and parents are legally required to provide the school with significant amounts of personal information about their... read more

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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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