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Sask. privacy commissioner says no laws to protect private sector workers

06/24/2013 05:49 EDT | Updated 08/24/2013 05:12 EDT
REGINA - Saskatchewan's privacy commissioner says people are surprised to find there is no legislated privacy protection for employees working in the private sector.

Gary Dickson released his annual report on Monday and says the employer still keeps way too much sensitive information on its employees.

Dickson adds that people who work in a federally regulated businesses like banking or telecommunication have much more stringent rules.

The privacy commissioner also says health-care providers need more direction in writing.

Dickson says there's not enough good guidance material on the Health Information Protection Act.

He says Saskatchewan is still a have-not province when it comes to privacy.

"In our office's experience, the most sensitive, prejudicial information, usually health information, relationship information, who has that? Well, it's typically your employer."

Dickson adds that people who work in a federally regulated businesses like banking or telecommunication have much more stringent rules.

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