Canada Dashboard DigestDaily Dashboard

Opinion: Show Dickson the Money

PRIVACY—CANADA

March 22, 2010

A StarPhoenix editorial calls the Saskatchewan government's denial of more funding for the privacy commissioner's office "short-sighted." Despite a 113 percent increase in demand for services in the past year and a 12 to 18 month wait time for case resolution, Commissioner Gary Dickson's request for an additional investigator has been denied for a third time. Instead, Justice Minister Don Morgan has suggested "internal shuffling" of resources to alleviate the backlog. But "It's absurd to expect that even adding one more investigator to the current complement of three can keep abreast of the workload involved in serving the privacy-related consultation and advisory needs" of so many, the report states.
Full Story