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October 17, 2023 - Ron Kruzeniski, Information and Privacy Commissioner

Saskatchewan Business and Privacy (updated)

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 Saskatchewan. If you... read more

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October 17, 2023 - Ron Kruzeniski, Information and Privacy Commissioner

Can You Bring an Action or Class Action for the Tort of Violation of Privacy in Saskatchewan? (updated)

I was asked whether a person could sue or be part of a class action in Saskatchewan for a breach of privacy. The Privacy Act provides in section 2, that it is a tort, actionable without proof of damage, for a person willfully and without claim of right, to violate the privacy of another. In... read more

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October 17, 2023 - Ron Kruzeniski, Information and Privacy Commissioner

Research: post pandemic (updated)

As I listen to the news, my head keeps telling me there will be many opportunities and much interest in researching many and varied aspects of this world pandemic. I expect there will also be interest on the part of Saskatchewan researchers. The law is VERY CLEAR that researchers can ask public bodies for de-identified... read more

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October 17, 2023 - Ron Kruzeniski, Information and Privacy Commissioner

A Good Access Request (updated)

You want some information from a government ministry, board, agency, Crown corporation, or from a city, town, village, rural municipality, university, school, library or health trustee. First, try the informal method, which is finding out who makes decisions regarding releasing information, maybe the director or a supervisor, and request by telephone or email the information... read more

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