Office of the Saskatchewan Information and Privacy Commissioner. Guide to FOIP, Chapter 6, Protection of Privacy. Updated 27 February 2023. 176 Use indicates internal utilization of personal information by a government institution and includes the sharing of the personal information in such a way that it remains under the control of the government institution.525 Purpose means the purpose for which personal information was obtained or compiled, the object to be attained or the thing intended to be done, e.g., the administration of a program, the provision of a service or other activity.526 The purpose of a collection means the reason(s) the personal information is needed and the use(s) that the government institution will make of the personal information.527 Original purpose is the specific reason for which the personal information was collected or created in the first place.528 Example: a government institution collects certain employment history information about employees to administer benefit programs and that information can subsequently be used to determine the employee’s eligibility for a certain program. Consistent purpose is one that has a direct and reasonable connection to the original purpose and that is necessary for performing the statutory duties of, or for operating a legally authorized program of, the government institution that uses the personal information.529 A purpose is consistent and compatible where an individual might reasonably have expected the use of the personal information at the time of collection.530 525 First defined by SK OIPC in 2008-2009 Annual Report at p. 76. First cited in Investigation Report F2009-001 at . Originates from Service Alberta, FOIP Guidelines and Practices: 2009 Edition, Chapter 7, p 261. 526 British Columbia Government Services, FOIPPA Policy Definitions at https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/governments/services-for-government/policiesprocedures/foippa-manual/policy-definitions. Accessed April 23, 2020. 527 SK OIPC Investigation Report F-2012-001 at . Originated from Service Alberta, FOIP Guidelines and Practices: 2009 Edition, Chapter 7, p 248. 528 Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada, Access to Information and Privacy Process and Compliance Manual for the OPC, available at Access to Information and Privacy Process and Compliance Manual for the OPC - Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada. Accessed December 14, 2022. 529 Service Alberta, FOIP Guidelines and Practices: 2009 Edition, Chapter 7, p. 261. 530 Ministry of Government and Consumer Services, Information, Privacy and Archives, Freedom of Ontario Information and Protection of Privacy Manual at p. 140. Available at https://files.ontario.ca/books/foi_privacy_manual_-_final-v02-2018-03-08-en-accessible.pdf. Accessed July 8, 2020.