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Dickson: Saskatchewan Privacy Legislation Lagging

PRIVACY LAW

June 28, 2013

The Star Phoenix reports on Saskatchewan Information and Privacy Commissioner Gary Dickson’s 10th and final annual report and his concerns that the province’s legislation “is seriously lagging behind that of its counterparts to the west.” Speaking to reporters earlier this week, Dickson said, “When it comes to access to information and privacy protection, Saskatchewan is still a have-not province. Saskatchewan residents do not have the same information rights that our neighbours in British Columbia and Alberta probably take for granted.” Dickson highlighted areas including privacy protections for private-sector employees, saying he needed to “send the clearest possible message” as there will be a new commissioner next April.
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