Tag: interpretation

February 25, 2021 - Ron Kruzeniski, Information and Privacy Commissioner

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

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September 24, 2020 - Deepa Pawar, Analyst

Understanding “fees” with ease!

In my experience, an applicant is sometimes surprised when they receive a fee estimate from a government institution pursuant to The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIP), or a local authority pursuant to The Local Authority Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (LA FOIP). For example, the applicant questions why... read more

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April 16, 2020 - Ron Kruzeniski, Information and Privacy Commissioner

Research: post pandemic

As I listen to the news, my head keeps telling me there will be many opportunities and much interest in researching many and varied aspects of this world pandemic. I expect there will also be interest on the part of Saskatchewan researchers. Maybe some have started, but I expect as soon as things return to... read more

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March 27, 2020 - Ron Kruzeniski, Information and Privacy Commissioner

Balancing Public Interest and Privacy in a Pandemic

As the COVID-19 pandemic becomes more real in our province, the expectation of citizens and in fact, their need for public information grow. The public needs information in order to make decisions on how to best protect themselves and their families. In addition, as the pandemic grows there are more patients and their right to... read more

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