Archive (Tag: need to know)
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
Circle of Care
When my office investigates privacy breaches in the health care sector, at times, the defense, the explanation, or the reason given is that one believed they were in the “circle of care”. What is the circle of care? It certainly is not used in The Health Information Protection Act (HIPA). I did find one definition... read more
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
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