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Investigation: PI Not Adequately Protected in Outsourcing

EMPLOYEE PRIVACY

September 6, 2013

An investigation by Saskatchewan Information and Privacy Commissioner Gary Dickson has found the province’s public service commission has not been doing enough to protect the personal data of employees and job applicants, The StarPhoenix reports. Describing the commission as “the human resources department for the Saskatchewan government,” Dickson cited concerns about its outsourcing “to an outfit in the U.S. for a bunch of (information technology) services, and what that involved was sharing personal information of two groups of Saskatchewan workers.” The investigation showed the commission did not do an adequate job of protecting privacy when it outsourced its IT service, the report states.
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