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March 27, 2024 - Ron Kruzeniski, Information and Privacy Commissioner

When We Cannot Help You

My office gets calls from residents when they are expecting us to solve their problem. We receive approximately 1300 calls a year. Some of those citizens have called other agencies or public bodies. They may have called the Ombudsman or the Advocate for Children and Youth office, the Ministry of Social Services, Saskatchewan Human Rights... read more

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March 26, 2024 - Ron Kruzeniski, Information and Privacy Commissioner

Recent Headlines Give me Concern

In the past weeks, media have speculated on health issues pertaining to a high-profile person in the public eye. One of those headlines involved allegations of an attempted breach of personal health information, which you can find here. The people of Saskatchewan should rest assured that we have laws that prohibit snooping into their personal... read more

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March 19, 2024 - Renee Barrette, Analyst

R. v. Bykovets – Privacy and the Internet

In a recent decision called R. v. Bykovets, 2024 SCC 6, the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) ruled that the police must get a warrant before obtaining access to an individual’s Internet Protocol (IP) address from a third party. In a news release, the British Columbia Civil Liberties Association, an intervenor in the case, called... read more

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March 14, 2024 - Renee Barrette, Analyst

New Guidance on Survey Research

Governments institutions and local authorities often use surveys to collect public views and opinions on new programs and services, and to support informed policy development. As part of its public engagement strategy, the Government of Saskatchewan website states that it routinely polls residents of Saskatchewan for information to help guide policy decisions. The website lists... read more

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