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May 7, 2020 - Ron Kruzeniski, Information and Privacy Commissioner

Information and Privacy Commissioners from across Canada establish principles to be applied in consideration of contact notification and tracing apps

Information and Privacy Commissioners from across Canada have developed and issued a joint statement today regarding COVID-19 and contact tracing. The statement contains a series of principles that decision-makers should consider when deciding whether to launch a contact notification or tracing app. The principles are outlined under the following headings: Consent and trust Legal authority... read more

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May 4, 2020 - Ron Kruzeniski, Information and Privacy Commissioner

Statement from the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Saskatchewan on Contact Tracing and Privacy

I read an interesting article in The Atlantic by Derek Thompson. I was aware that South Korea and Singapore and other Asian countries were applying technology to the issue of contact tracing. What is contact tracing? As I understand it, when someone is diagnosed with having COVID-19, they are asked who they had been in... read more

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

Advisory from the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Saskatchewan to Teachers, School Boards, Parents and Students

The pandemic has resulted in our classes being suspended and students staying at home. School Boards and teachers are working on assisting parents and students with continuing education. I have no doubt that continuing education during this time has been very challenging. Of course, many of us have looked to the internet for solutions to... read more

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April 24, 2020 - Ron Kruzeniski, Information and Privacy Commissioner

Advisory from the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Saskatchewan on Pandemic and Virtual Meetings

I read an article today saying over 7,000 Crown Corporation workers are working from home. In addition, thousands of executive government workers are doing the same. Many in businesses are also working from home. It is amazing how quickly this province was able to switch to an at home work environment. Working at home requires... read more

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