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Dickson: Province Needs To Protect Whistleblowers

EMPLOYEE PRIVACY

June 29, 2012

Saskatchewan Privacy Commissioner Gary Dickson says the province needs protection for employees reporting breaches to his office and has recommended including a whistleblower provision in privacy legislation--similar to those in British Columbia, Alberta and Prince Edward Island, reports The Canadian Press. While noting it’s not common for public-sector employees to report breaches, Dickson believes, “if they're not able to do that in a safe fashion, they're not going to raise it and that may mean that there are breaches of Saskatchewan law that go unaddressed.”
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