Saskatchewan Information and Privacy Commissioner Tables 2020-2021 Annual Report
Saskatchewan Information and Privacy Commissioner, Ronald J. Kruzeniski, Q.C., has tabled his office’s 2020-2021 Annual Report: Change is in the Air, with the Legislative Assembly.
In his report, the Commissioner addresses the need to update Saskatchewan’s access and privacy legislation. The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and The Local Authority Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act were implemented in 1992 and 1993 respectively, at a time when paper records were the norm. Society has shifted. Technology and the digitization of information is now the rule. Kruzeniski stated:
“A vast amount of information about each of us is housed in databases, many of which are accessible by the internet. We look up information, we order things, and we pay bills and communicate with one another through the utilization of these databases and the internet. It is time that we modernize our access and privacy legislation to take this into account.”
The Commissioner concluded by summarizing the legislative changes that are happening in access and privacy jurisdictions across the country.
Kara Philip, Manager of Communication