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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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December 30, 2020 - Ron Kruzeniski, Information and Privacy Commissioner

Finding balance in 2021

So many people have said 2020 has been an “interesting”, “challenging” or “difficult” year. I know we all hope 2021 will be better. We know the covid-19 challenges that face us in 2021 but are there some challenges in the access and privacy world that we will face? I believe there are. Prior to covid-19,... read more

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December 22, 2020 - Julie Ursu, Intake Officer

I need to do WHAT? Processing your first access to information request

So you just started your new job and you get your first access to information request. You might be asking yourself, what do I do with this thing?, while you toss it to the side and ask questions later. I know the feeling, trust me. What you might not know, is that the clock is... read more

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December 10, 2020 - Danielle Serson, Intake Officer

Deemed refusal of access vs. late response – what is the difference?

Did you know that a late response is different than a deemed refusal of access under The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIP), The Local Authority Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (LA FOIP), The Health Information Protection Act (HIPA), and both are reviewable issues with our office? Unless circumstances... read more

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