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November 18, 2020 - Ron Kruzeniski, Information and Privacy Commissioner

Government of Canada proposes amendments to PIPEDA

On Friday, November 13, 2020, I posted a blog on Privacy Guide for Business developed by the federal Privacy Commissioner. That guide will change because the Government of Canada has tabled Bill C-11 Digital Charter Implementation Act, 2020 on Tuesday, November 17, 2020. The federal government has issued a fact sheet summarizing the proposed changes. Bill... read more

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November 13, 2020 - Ron Kruzeniski, Information and Privacy Commissioner

Saskatchewan Business and Privacy

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) has issued a guidance document entitled Privacy Guide for Businesses. You may ask, “Does it apply to businesses or organizations in Saskatchewan?” The answer is yes, it does. The Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) is a federal statute that applies to businesses in... read more

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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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