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April 10, 2019 - Kayla Little, Practicum Student, Saskatchewan Polytechnic - Health Information Management

A Privacy Agreement? What is it?

Many employees working with or around personal health information (PHI), whether current or newly employed, will most likely be required to sign an agreement indicating they understand their obligations to keep information confidential. These agreements usually address a variety of information including PHI, personal information (PI), business information and information about an organization’s business partners.... read more

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April 4, 2019 - Sherri Fowler, Analyst

Best practices when using USB drives

When thinking about this topic I decided to look at a popular office supply store to see how big of a USB drive I could actually purchase. You can actually purchase one that stores 512 GB of data – WOW. Now, most workplaces are not going to spend over $500.00 on a USB, but a... read more

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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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