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February 25, 2021 - Ron Kruzeniski, Information and Privacy Commissioner

UPDATED – Can You Bring an Action or Class Action for the Tort of Violation of Privacy in Saskatchewan?

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 section 7,... read more

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February 22, 2021 - Diane Aldridge, Executive Director of Compliance

Including names on municipal maps – can the complicated be made simple?

I grew up on a farm and know how isolated you are out there. Most neighbors are out of eyeshot and earshot and though some know when you are away, you hope it isn’t common knowledge as you most likely will end up with something stolen from your property, gas being one of the most... read more

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February 11, 2021 - Ron Kruzeniski, Information and Privacy Commissioner

LA FOIP Foundations Webinar Series: Encore Event Announced

On February 1st to 4th, my office delivered a webinar for local authorities. The first day was “LA FOIP 101: Clarifying the Act for Beginners” where the basics under LA FOIP were presented. On February 2nd, we had a panel of experts discussing “Municipal Sector: Practical Tips and Tricks”. On February 3rd, we had a... read more

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January 28, 2021 - Geraldine Knudsen, Solicitor, Saskatchewan School Boards Association

Who’s minding the storage? Data privacy and Saskatchewan schools

A school division holds what may be the largest store of significant personal data about any individual child that can be found in one location. Parents and guardians are compelled by law to send their children to school, and parents are legally required to provide the school with significant amounts of personal information about their... read more

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