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Archive (Tag: access)

February 6, 2020 - Ron Kruzeniski, Information and Privacy Commissioner

Police scanners

Starting last year, an issue arose regarding media access to police scanners. The transition from analogue radio transmission to digital transmissions created this issue. Under an analogue system, the transmission is on public air waves and anyone with the right receiver can listen in. As police forces upgraded their equipment, digital transmission means that access... read more

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October 11, 2019 - Ron Kruzeniski, Information and Privacy Commissioner

MySaskHealthRecord

On October 8, 2019, the government and eHealth launched MySaskHealthRecord. The news release stated, “New Website Allows Saskatchewan Residents to Access Their Personal Health Information Anywhere, Anytime”. This is an exciting first step in allowing citizens to access their own personal health information. It allows them to get lab results, imaging reports, and details of... read more

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August 9, 2019 - Ron Kruzeniski, Information and Privacy Commissioner

Hot Off the Press: A Guide to Appeals

When my office issues a report and makes recommendations, the head of the public body has 30 days to decide whether to follow those recommendations or not. Once the head makes the decision and notifies the applicant, the applicant has 30 days to appeal the decision of the head. The appeal is not regarding my... read more

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