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August 24, 2015 - Melanie Coyle, Analyst

Surveillance in Personal Care Homes: A Case Study

We often get questions from those working in personal care homes and family members of the residents about the use of hidden video surveillance. So we thought we would share some of our thoughts on the issue. Imagine this scenario: Family members of Jane, an elderly woman with dementia, suspect that she is being mistreated... read more

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August 13, 2015 - Alyx Larocque, Analyst

How to Conduct an Effective Search for Records

So you have received an access to information request and you know it is not going to be easy to locate responsive records. What do you do? Here are some tips for you. First: You develop a search strategy and document everything. A search strategy could include: Searching for records in multiple formats (i.e. electronic,... read more

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May 22, 2015 - Diane Aldridge, Director of Compliance

When Salary is Open to Public Scrutiny

The starting point of determining whether or not your salary is releasable starts with what access and privacy law applies to you in your circumstance. If you work for a government institution or local authority, then your salary is not considered your personal information. Why does it matter if it is or is not considered... read more

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October 16, 2014 - Sharon Young, Analyst

5 Ways to Protect Your Privacy

Welcome to the Saskatchewan IPC’s blog! Here you’ll find tips, information, instruction, stories, and commentary on what’s going on in our office or in the access and privacy community at large. We also hope to invite guest bloggers to post their thoughts on here too. So to kick off this blog, here are five ways... read more

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