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March 15, 2019 - Marjorie Platero , Analyst

Backup Tapes: Prepared for the Unexpected

When unexpected disasters occur, like natural disasters or significant IT system failures, entire databases of information, systems and servers can be damaged or lost. This can significantly affect an organization’s ability to continue operating during and after a disaster. In Saskatchewan, many government ministries and agencies are prepared to deal with these scenarios by relying... read more

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February 21, 2019 - Ron Kruzeniski, Information and Privacy Commissioner

Search Checklist

One government institution that we work with often has developed a search checklist “Responsive Records Search Log”, which has really assisted them and my office knowing that a thorough search was made. I asked permission and permission was given to take their search checklist and modify it so that it might be applicable to any... read more

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January 18, 2019 - Marjorie Platero , Analyst

New Year, new (online) you!

At the start of the year, people make all kinds of New Year’s resolutions – eat better, exercise more, save more money. This year, I’m resolving to control my digital footprint! What the heck is a digital footprint?! A digital footprint is the trail of information about us that we leave behind when we use... read more

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December 3, 2018 - Ron Kruzeniski, Information and Privacy Commissioner

The Rules of Procedure changes

On September 1, 2018 my office posted the Rules of Procedure. I hope these rules have clarified the processes used by my office in a review for investigation.  We have found that occasionally the fourteen days contained in a notice of review or the seven days to respond to a draft report has to be... read more

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