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. 186 (l) for the purpose of: (i) management; (ii) audit; or (iii) administration of personnel; of the Government of Saskatchewan or one or more government institutions; (m) where necessary to protect the mental or physical health or safety of any individual; (n) in compassionate circumstances, to facilitate contact with the next of kin or a friend of an individual who is injured, ill or deceased; (o) for any purpose where, in the opinion of the head: (i) the public interest in disclosure clearly outweighs any invasion of privacy that could result from the disclosure; or (ii) disclosure would clearly benefit the individual to whom the information relates; (p) if the information is publicly available, including information that is prescribed as publicly available; (q) to the office of the Provincial Auditor, or to any other prescribed person or body, for audit purposes; (r) to the Ombudsman; (s) to the commissioner; (t) for any purpose in accordance with any Act or regulation that authorizes disclosure; or (u) as prescribed in the regulations. (3) A government institution that is a telephone utility may disclose names, addresses and telephone numbers in accordance with customary practices. (4) Subject to any other Act or regulation, the Provincial Archivist may release personal information that is in the possession or under the control of the Provincial Archives of Saskatchewan where, in the opinion of the Provincial Archivist, the release would not constitute an unreasonable invasion of privacy. Section 29 of FOIP prohibits the disclosure of personal information unless the individual about whom the information pertains consents to its disclosure or if disclosure without consent is authorized by one of the enumerated subsections of 29(2) or section 30 of FOIP.