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November 13, 2020 - Ron Kruzeniski, Information and Privacy Commissioner

Saskatchewan Business and Privacy

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) has issued a guidance document entitled Privacy Guide for Businesses. You may ask, “Does it apply to businesses or organizations in Saskatchewan?” The answer is yes, it does. The Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) is a federal statute that applies to businesses in... read more

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September 24, 2020 - Deepa Pawar, Analyst

Understanding “fees” with ease!

In my experience, an applicant is sometimes surprised when they receive a fee estimate from a government institution pursuant to The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIP), or a local authority pursuant to The Local Authority Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (LA FOIP). For example, the applicant questions why... read more

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September 17, 2020 - Sherri Fowler, Analyst

Responding to access to information requests during an election

As Saskatchewan prepares for both a provincial and municipal election this fall, it is a good time to remind everyone about their obligations under The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIP), The Local Authority Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (LA FOIP) and The Health Information Protection Act (HIPA). This... read more

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September 15, 2020 - Sherri Fowler, Analyst

Right to Know Week 2020

International Right to Know (RTK) day is celebrated each year on September 28th. In Canada, we celebrate Right to Know week this year from September 28th to October 4th. So what is RTK, you might ask? Canada’s Right to Know website describes the purpose of RTK as being, “to raise awareness of an individual’s right... read more

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