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SGI Data Collection Spurs Criticism

PERSONAL PRIVACY

September 13, 2013

“It's unfortunate that Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) behaves like it owns the road when it comes to the privacy of auto-injury claimants.” That’s the focus of an editorial by The Regina Leader-Post calling for SGI to limit data collection to relevant medical files. “Despite being investigated for a third time by Saskatchewan Information and Privacy Commissioner Gary Dickson regarding the ‘over-collection of personal information and personal health information,’ SGI continues to insist the commissioner's office has no jurisdiction in these matters,” the report states, noting Dickson’s position that “there is no evidence that the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan would have intended to create such a gap in legislated privacy protection and that, in fact, there is no such gap as alleged by SGI."
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