Tag: data minimization

July 13, 2022 - Rick Yachiw, Analyst

Learned Helplessness in the World of Data Privacy

A theory in the study of psychology suggests we simply give up if we believe we have no control over what happens to us. This theory, discovered by psychologists Martin Seligman and Steven Maier, is known as “learned helplessness.” The theory is straightforward: when we are subjected to something repeatedly and feel as though we... read more

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January 30, 2020 - Rick Yachiw, Analyst

Rural Municipalities – so, how should you manage personal information?

In Saskatchewan, rural municipalities (R.M.) are governed by The Municipalities Act, and the R.M.’s activities are carried out by an elected council. Some of council activities include, among others: to represent the public and interests of the municipality; to develop and evaluate municipal policies, programs and services; to participate in council meetings; and to ensure... read more

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April 9, 2018 - Melanie Coyle, Analyst and Deepa Pawar, Early Resolution Officer

Wait! Protect that phi in your waiting room!

I think everyone has had the following experience.  You’ve been sitting in you’re physician’s waiting room for 20 minutes.  You’ve checked all of social media apps on your smart phone twice and none of the magazines on the table have attracted your attention.  So you sit there quietly observing the sights and sounds around you. ... read more

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July 19, 2017 - Ron Kruzeniski, Information and Privacy Commissioner

Collection/Disclosure; A Two-Step Analysis

When personal information or personal health information (information) is shared by one public body with another, the issue arises as to who has the authority to disclose and who has the authority to collect. Many collections of information happen when you or I visit a public body, apply for a service or benefit and fill... read more

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