Guide to FOIP-Chapter 6

Office of the Saskatchewan Information and Privacy Commissioner. Guide to FOIP, Chapter 6, Protection of Privacy. Updated 27 February 2023. 12 The following are the 10 Fair Information Principles that are outlined in the Model Code, the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) and form the underlying concepts of Saskatchewan’s FOIP:33 Accountability The Model Code states: An organization is responsible for personal information under its control and shall designate an individual or individuals who are accountable for the organization's compliance with the following principles. Accountability is the first of the 10 principles in the Model Code. It is viewed as perhaps the most fundamental of all the principles and the foundation for the other nine. Accountability means the organization is accountable to the individual for the management of their personal information. Organizations should delegate an individual or a team to be responsible for access and privacy related matters. The organization should have properly trained staff who specialize in the field of access and privacy. This allows for a contact point for individuals who wish to address a concern or ask a question related to their personal information. Without this, individuals are left unsure of where to take their issues and concerns and organizations are less accountable to citizens for how they manage personal information. See Chapter 2: Administration of FOIP, Government Institutions – Roles & Responsibilities; The FOIP Coordinator or Privacy Officer for more information. Identifying Purposes The Model Code states: The purposes for which personal information is collected shall be identified by the organization at or before the time the information is collected. 33 Canadian Standards Association (CSA), Model Code for the Protection of Personal Information (Q830). Available at Accessed June 2, 2020.