Tag: administration

July 5, 2022 - Sharon Young, Analyst

Absurd Results: Part II

In 2017, the Commissioner posted a blog entry about absurd results. He provided examples of absurd results that can be reached when interpreting and applying The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIP), The Local Authority Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (LA FOIP), and The Health Information Protection Act (HIPA).... read more

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February 19, 2020 - Ron Kruzeniski, Information and Privacy Commissioner

Prescribed access to information request form

My office has encountered situations where an individual writes a letter or sends an email requesting information. The public body responds that the request is not in the prescribed form. The FOIP Regulations do prescribe a form and that form is available on our website here. In Review Report 223-2018 regarding the Rural Municipality of... read more

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April 10, 2019 - Kayla Little, Practicum Student, Saskatchewan Polytechnic - Health Information Management

A Privacy Agreement? What is it?

Many employees working with or around personal health information (PHI), whether current or newly employed, will most likely be required to sign an agreement indicating they understand their obligations to keep information confidential. These agreements usually address a variety of information including PHI, personal information (PI), business information and information about an organization’s business partners.... read more

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March 25, 2019 - Ron Kruzeniski, Information and Privacy Commissioner

Solicitor-Client Privilege/Litigation Privilege

On May 16, 2018, the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal released its decision in University of Saskatchewan v Saskatchewan (Information and Privacy Commissioner) (U of S). The appeal addressed the statutory authority of the Information and Privacy Commissioner (IPC) under The Local Authority Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (LA FOIP) to require the... read more

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