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. 83 In Review Report F-2005-007, the Commissioner found that the name of a registered vehicle owner plus information about past damage to the vehicle would not be personal information of the individual. In Review Report F-2013-003, the Commissioner found that a driver’s name and address in Saskatchewan Government Insurance’s database would be considered driver’s licence information and therefore not personal information in accordance with subsection 24(2)(e) of FOIP. In Review Report 116-2016, the Commissioner found the names of individuals who had leased protected lands would not be personal information as the leasing of protected lands qualified as a discretionary benefit pursuant to subsection 24(2)(e) of FOIP. Subsection 24(2)(f) Interpretation 24(2) “Personal information” does not include information that discloses: … (f) details of a discretionary benefit of a financial nature granted to an individual by a government institution; Subsection 24(2)(f) of FOIP provides that details of a discretionary benefit of a financial nature granted to an individual by a government institution is not personal information. Details means a number of particulars; an aggregate of small items.246 Details of a financial discretionary benefit are not limited to the amount paid to the third party, but include the third party’s name, the reasons for providing the benefit and any consideration given to the government institution in exchange for granting the benefit.247 246 British Columbia Government Services, FOIPPA Policy Definitions at Accessed April 23, 2020. 247 Service Alberta, FOIP Guidelines and Practices: 2009 Edition, Chapter 4 at p. 25. See also Government of Newfoundland and Labrador ATIPP Office, Access to Information Policy and Procedures Manual, October 2017 at p. 98.