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. 80 relationships as employment relationships are already covered under subsection 24(2)(a) of FOIP and would result in redundancy in the Act.232 Subsection 24(2)(d) of FOIP supports the policy goal of transparency for expenditures of public funds for employment and the purchase of services.233 IPC Findings As of the date of this Chapter, no reports have been issued on this provision. Subsection 24(2)(e) Interpretation 24(2) “Personal information” does not include information that discloses: … (e) details of a licence, permit or other similar discretionary benefit granted to an individual by a government institution; Details means a number of particulars; an aggregate of small items.234 Details of a licence: In Shook Legal, Ltd v Saskatchewan (Government Insurance), 2018 SKKB 238 (CanLII), the court found that “details of a licence” included the name, address and description of the vehicle being licensed, which included the vehicle identification number (VIN). Further, a licence plate is not afforded any level of privacy or protection and is equally available to one who observes any vehicle. “Details of a licence or permit” does not contemplate release of a core of personal data that one provides in confidence. One must take a practical approach when confronted with an issue of interpretation of FOIP. It has endeavored to provide a workable balance between the interests of public access and protection of legitimate personal privacy issues. In passing upon this question, one must examine the effect that disclosure would have on the interest 232 See AB IPC Order F2004-014 at [32]. 233 AB IPC Order F2004-014 at [38]. 234 British Columbia Government Services, FOIPPA Policy Definitions at Accessed April 23, 2020.