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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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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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April 21, 2020 - Ron Kruzeniski, Information and Privacy Commissioner

Statement from the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner on Documenting Decisions in a Pandemic

During this Pandemic, public officials, elected and appointed, have made and will make many decisions in an attempt to flatten the curve to help prevent our health care system from being overwhelmed and to save lives. As we all can see, things are moving very quickly so decisions have to be made very quickly. Citizens... read more

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April 21, 2020 - Ron Kruzeniski, Information and Privacy Commissioner

Advisory from the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Saskatchewan on Apps that Offer Health Care Consultations

Since the government has said stay home and self-isolate or quarantine and the temporary closure of offices, including those of some health professionals, has been mandated the question of how might I consult a health professional has arisen. The need for health professionals to be in contact with their patients continues during the pandemic and... read more

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