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June 9, 2020 - Ron Kruzeniski, Information and Privacy Commissioner

UPDATED – Advisory from the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Saskatchewan on Pandemic, Travel Restrictions and Checkpoints

On April 24, 2020, the Chief Medical Health Officer issued an Order restricting travel into and out of the Northern Saskatchewan Administration District (NSAD) to essential travel. On April 30, 2020, the Order was amended to restrict travel between communities in NSAD on May 6, 2020, the Order was further amended and on May 20,... read more

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May 27, 2020 - Ron Kruzeniski, Information and Privacy Commissioner

Advisory from the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Saskatchewan on questions, screening or testing by employers regarding COVID-19

Our province is gradually phasing in our economy. Businesses, organizations and government offices are gradually opening up. Employers are contemplating the return of their employees to the workplace. Employers and employees will have questions. This advisory attempts to answer a number of those questions. Can an employer test for COVID-19? Some employers may be considering... read more

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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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