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Commissioner Calls on Ministry To Take Action After Breach

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December 6, 2013

Saskatchewan Privacy Commissioner Gary Dickson says the Ministry of Highways must take further action after a worker snooped on a driver, the Times Colonist reports. Following a traffic incident between a transport compliance branch employee and another driver, the employee looked up the driver’s personal details via the Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) database and then contacted the driver, the report states. The driver then complained to SGI and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Employees of the transport compliance branch are permitted to use the SGI database only for certain purposes. The employee has been suspended for 20 days without pay, according to the highways minister, but the privacy commissioner wants stronger action.
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