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Minister: Province To Address Gap

PRIVACY LAW

November 1, 2013

Saskatchewan Justice Minister Gord Wyant has said the government must address a "gap" in privacy protection for private-sector employees, The Regina Leader-Post reports. “We, like Ontario and the eastern provinces, have relied on the federal legislation with respect to privacy matters in the private sector," Wyant said. Referencing calls for change by Saskatchewan Information and Privacy Commissioner Gary Dickson, Wyant added “there's a little bit of a gap when it comes to that area.” To address the issues, he said, “We've consolidated all the labour legislation into one piece, and we think that there's a possibility of perhaps bringing some regulations forward under the employment act to cover off that issue.”
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