Tag: interpretation

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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September 5, 2017 - Ron Kruzeniski, Information and Privacy Commissioner

Confidentiality Clauses in Contracts

A lot of our work centers around a citizen wanting a contract that a ministry, city, town or municipality has entered into. The public body does not want to release it, for among other reasons, the contract has a confidentiality clause. The Cities Act and The Municipalities Act specifically provides that a citizen can inspect... read more

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