Tag: PHI

January 28, 2021 - Geraldine Knudsen, Solicitor, Saskatchewan School Boards Association

Who’s minding the storage? Data privacy and Saskatchewan schools

A school division holds what may be the largest store of significant personal data about any individual child that can be found in one location. Parents and guardians are compelled by law to send their children to school, and parents are legally required to provide the school with significant amounts of personal information about their... read more

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June 15, 2020 - Raianne Engel, Analyst

Should you provide your child’s HSN to their school?

Have you ever filled out a form for your child’s school and wondered if they really need all the information they are asking for? Among other personal information, your child’s school might request their health services number (HSN). The Commissioner has not yet dealt with this issue in a formal report so this is just... read more

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April 28, 2020 - Monique Meister, HIMS Practicum Student

New resource: Best Practices for Transporting PI and PHI Outside of the Office

With a pandemic impacting the world and governments asking people to social distance ourselves, many people are having to work from home and having to bring home personal information (PI) and personal health information (PHI) to do their jobs. You also hear stories of people losing their briefcases, laptops, devices, or even their vehicle being... 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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