Archive (Tag: interpretation)
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
Simply saying something is true doesn’t always make it so. For example, telling me a particular store is closed on a given holiday won’t necessarily make me believe it is. Showing me the store’s website holiday schedule is likely to make me believe it a bit more. Driving me by the store on Christmas day... read more
In the Commissioner’s Review Report 065-2020, he considered if mediation or case-by-case privilege applied to the records in question. The public body had claimed mediation or case-by-case privilege pursuant to subsection 22(a) of The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIP). The Commissioner considered orders issued by the Office of the Information and... read more
UPDATED – Can You Bring an Action or Class Action for the Tort of Violation of Privacy in Saskatchewan?
I was asked whether a person could sue or be part of a class action in Saskatchewan for a breach of privacy. The Privacy Act provides in section 2, that it is a tort, actionable without proof of damage, for a person willfully and without claim of right, to violate the privacy of another. In section 7,... read more