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April 21, 2020 - Ron Kruzeniski, Information and Privacy Commissioner

Advisory from the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Saskatchewan on Apps that Offer Health Care Consultations

Since the government has said stay home and self-isolate or quarantine and the temporary closure of offices, including those of some health professionals, has been mandated the question of how might I consult a health professional has arisen. The need for health professionals to be in contact with their patients continues during the pandemic and... read more

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April 20, 2020 - Ron Kruzeniski, Information and Privacy Commissioner

Updated Statement from the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Saskatchewan on COVID-19

Privacy in the Context of COVID-19 Privacy laws are not a barrier to appropriate information sharing in an epidemic. It is important that public bodies, health trustees and private sector organizations know how personal information or personal health information may be shared during an epidemic. How Information May be Shared under Saskatchewan’s Privacy Laws Saskatchewan... read more

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March 27, 2020 - Ron Kruzeniski, Information and Privacy Commissioner

Balancing Public Interest and Privacy in a Pandemic

As the COVID-19 pandemic becomes more real in our province, the expectation of citizens and in fact, their need for public information grow. The public needs information in order to make decisions on how to best protect themselves and their families. In addition, as the pandemic grows there are more patients and their right to... read more

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