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July 19, 2017 - Ron Kruzeniski, Information and Privacy Commissioner

Collection/Disclosure; A Two-Step Analysis

When personal information or personal health information (information) is shared by one public body with another, the issue arises as to who has the authority to disclose and who has the authority to collect. Many collections of information happen when you or I visit a public body, apply for a service or benefit and fill... read more

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July 14, 2017 - Ron Kruzeniski, Information and Privacy Commissioner

What About the Non-Responsive Record?

When a public body gets an access request, it has the obligation of searching for the responsive (relevant) records. In almost all cases, 99.9% of the public body’s records will be non-responsive to the applicant’s access request. There will be times where a record is in the area where a decision has to be made... read more

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June 21, 2017 - Sherri Fowler, Analyst

Severing

When responding to access to information requests 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), there may be circumstances where information is exempt from release under mandatory or discretionary exemptions.  However, each... read more

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June 7, 2017 - Sherri Fowler, Analyst

The Interpretation Act, 1995 – Things to Know

There are countless numbers of statutes in Saskatchewan governing everything from property assessments to registered music teachers. But there is a very unique statute that I would like to draw your attention to – The Interpretation Act, 1995 (Interpretation Act).  What makes it special you may ask?  Well for one, it applies to every enactment... read more

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