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Dickson Whacks Workers’ Comp Board on Way Out

EMPLOYEE PRIVACY

February 7, 2014

Though he has left his position as Privacy Commissioner in Saskatchewan, Gary Dickson is still making privacy news with a final report delineating a privacy breach by the province’s Workers’ Compensation Board, relating to an incident in 2011. His report recommends that WCB apologize to a woman whose personal health information was given to an employer erroneously. Further, the board should try to get the information back and examine its procedures, the report says. After initial consultation with WCB came to naught, Dickson told CBC he decided to issue the report because the board “is not willing to improve its practices.”
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