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Dickson: Province Needs To Protect Whistleblowers


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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