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March 28, 2019 - Melanie Coyle, Analyst

Can Public Bodies be a Third Party?

As you probably know, section 19 of The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIP) and section 18 of The Local Authority Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (LA FOIP) are intended to protect the business interests of third parties and to ensure that public bodies are able to maintain the... read more

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March 25, 2019 - Ron Kruzeniski, Information and Privacy Commissioner

Solicitor-Client Privilege/Litigation Privilege

On May 16, 2018, the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal released its decision in University of Saskatchewan v Saskatchewan (Information and Privacy Commissioner) (U of S). The appeal addressed the statutory authority of the Information and Privacy Commissioner (IPC) under The Local Authority Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (LA FOIP) to require the... read more

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March 15, 2019 - Marjorie Platero , Analyst

Backup Tapes: Prepared for the Unexpected

When unexpected disasters occur, like natural disasters or significant IT system failures, entire databases of information, systems and servers can be damaged or lost. This can significantly affect an organization’s ability to continue operating during and after a disaster. In Saskatchewan, many government ministries and agencies are prepared to deal with these scenarios by relying... read more

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February 21, 2019 - Ron Kruzeniski, Information and Privacy Commissioner

Search Checklist

One government institution that we work with often has developed a search checklist “Responsive Records Search Log”, which has really assisted them and my office knowing that a thorough search was made. I asked permission and permission was given to take their search checklist and modify it so that it might be applicable to any... read more

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