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Former Employee Sues City

PRIVACY LAW

April 1, 2011

A former Saskatoon employee has brought a privacy suit against the city and several officials alleging improper disclosure of her utility bill information to the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), The StarPhoenix reports, and attorneys are calling for a dismissal. The plaintiff has cited a 2010 report from Saskatchewan Information and Privacy Commissioner Gary Dickson that found the city breached her privacy several years earlier. "We have only the city's bare assertion that CRA was seeking to collect personal information for the purpose of administering or enforcing a tax law," Dickson wrote, noting the city also provided more information to the CRA than necessary, which "clearly constitutes a breach of the complainant's privacy."
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