15 Nov Saskatchewan Introduces New Law on Data-matching
Last week, the office of Saskatchewan’s Information and Privacy Commissioner announced the introduction of a new data-matching law that allows the sharing of personal information data while preserving individual privacy rights.
Commissioner Ron Kruzeniski said that the proposed legislation should clarify the steps required of a Ministry that wishes to enter a data-matching agreement.
In the release, Kruzeniski stressed the need for government organizations to do a privacy impact assessment prior to entering the agreement. He also revealed that a new position of government access co-ordinator will be responsible for ensuring the province’s compliance with the new law.