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Privacy commissioners reveal how egregious employee snooping has become

February 25, 2020 by Jason Contant

Cases of egregious employee “snooping” in Alberta have exploded to the point where some affected individuals won’t even seek health treatment within their communities anymore, the province’s privacy commissioner said at a conference Friday. Jill Clayton, Alberta’s information and privacy

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How common are “snooping” privacy breaches?

April 8, 2019 by Jason Contant

When it comes to privacy breaches in the healthcare sector, “snooping” is definitely a concern. Snooping, or unauthorized access, breaches occur when an employee (such as a hospital worker) has access to identifiable information and abuses their authority to look

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Saskatchewan Government Insurance notifies customers of a privacy breach

August 2, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) has notified customers of a privacy breach by an employee at an independent motor licence issuing office in Vonda, Sask. SGI, Saskatchewan’s self-sustaining auto insurance fund, said in a press release on Friday that their investigation

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Government of Saskatchewan introduces new privacy legislation

June 14, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The Government of Saskatchewan announced on Monday that new privacy legislation is being introduced and expected to come into force in 2017. The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Amendment Act, 2016 (FOIPP) and The Local Authority Freedom of

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Saskatchewan takes steps to strengthen privacy of personal health records

May 31, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Amendments to health information privacy legislation in Saskatchewan will help protect personal health records and increase accountability of those responsible for protecting those records, Saskatchewan’s Ministry of Health said on Tuesday. Amendments to The Health Information Protection Act (HIPA) come