Tag: interpretation

February 9, 2018 - Melanie Coyle, Analyst

Don’t do the wrong thing when trying to do the right thing

Those working in health professions understandably need to have high standards.  When they observe a behavior of a colleague that is concerning or there are working conditions that impact patient care or safety, it is necessary to take steps to correct the situation.  This can include raising concerns with a professional body or a union.... read more

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January 2, 2018 - Diane Aldridge, Director of Compliance

Real Risk of Significant Harm

Once it is confirmed that a privacy breach occurred, the new breach notification provision in FOIP and LA FOIP require the public body to consider if, as a result of the incident, there is a real risk of significant harm that may come to the affected individual. If so, then breach notification is mandatory. The... read more

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December 8, 2017 - Sharon Young, Analyst

Privacy versus Confidentiality

Privacy and confidentiality are two concepts often mistaken to be the same thing. In terms of information, privacy is the right of an individual to have some control over how his or her personal information (or personal health information) is collected, used, and/or disclosed. In Saskatchewan, individuals’ privacy is maintained through FOIP, LA FOIP and... read more

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November 28, 2017 - Alyx Larocque, Analyst

What Makes a Good Submission?

The staff at the OIPC recently watched a webinar called The Art of Persuasive Speaking put on by The Canadian Bar Association.  Some of the points made in the webinar are relevant to public bodies providing submissions to our office.  I thought I would share some further tips pulled from that webinar. When you want... read more

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