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June 15, 2020 - Raianne Engel, Analyst

Should you provide your child’s HSN to their school?

Have you ever filled out a form for your child’s school and wondered if they really need all the information they are asking for? Among other personal information, your child’s school might request their health services number (HSN). The Commissioner has not yet dealt with this issue in a formal report so this is just... read more

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May 1, 2020 - Ron Kruzeniski, Information and Privacy Commissioner

A Pandemic Binder

On March 15, 2020, as discussions regarding the pandemic were mounting, I would not have thought there would be so many access and privacy issues. At the end of April, I am amazed how many issues have surfaced. As issues surfaced in Saskatchewan, my office has attempted to develop a blog, statement, or advisory. As... read more

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April 28, 2020 - Monique Meister, HIMS Practicum Student

New resource: Best Practices for Transporting PI and PHI Outside of the Office

With a pandemic impacting the world and governments asking people to social distance ourselves, many people are having to work from home and having to bring home personal information (PI) and personal health information (PHI) to do their jobs. You also hear stories of people losing their briefcases, laptops, devices, or even their vehicle being... read more

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April 20, 2020 - Ron Kruzeniski, Information and Privacy Commissioner

Sample access request policy and checklist

In a number of reports issued by my office, we have recommended that the towns/villages/municipalities develop an operational policy regarding processing access to information requests. After a number of questions, it became clear that there didn’t seem to be a sample policy developed for small towns/villages/municipalities. Larger organizations have developed policies that are applicable to... read more

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