Control  in the Age of Information

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Ron Kruzeniski
Saskatchewan Information and Privacy Commissioner

Each year, Canada recognizes Right to Know Week. This year that is September 25th to 29th. In particular September 28th is designated Right to Know Day. To recognize this, the Canadian Bar Association, The Regina Public Library and the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner have invited David Common, host of CBC “World report” and  co-host on Marketplace to speak. He will speak on “Control  in the Age of Information” On Thursday, September 28th at 4:00 pm. For details see poster below:


Right To Know

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The Right to Know Week (September 28 to October 4 each year) recognizes the importance of the public’s right to access public documents through The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. “Right to Know 2015: Journalists’ and Government Perspectives” is a panel discussion hosted by The Right to Know Week committee on Wednesday, October 28 at the College Avenue Campus of the University of Regina.

An effective democracy requires citizens who are both engaged and informed. For citizens to participate meaningfully in government, both directly and through their elected representatives, they need accurate information to understand the issues. In healthy democracies Access to information promotes that understanding. The control of information is regulated for the common good and citizens have the means to find information held by their government.

But how well is Access to Information really working?

The panel discussion is moderated by Mark Anderson, Past Chair, Canadian Bar Association, Privacy and Access Law Section (Saskatchewan South) and panel members are

  • Murray Mandryk – Political columnist for the Regina Leader-Post,
  • Patricia Elliott – Assistant professor of journalism at the University of Regina School of Journalism
  • Geoff Leo – Investigative Journalist for CBC News iTeam
  • Deputy Minister of Justice Kevin Fenwick

Registration is not required.

Book Review – Managing Personal Information

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By Alan Kilpatrick

BkRevPersonalInfoManaging Personal Information: Insights on Corporate Risk and Opportunity for Privacy – Savvy Leaders
By Claudiu Popa
Carswell, 2012
270 pp.


With privacy breaches on iCloud and other popular online platforms, you may want to learn more about managing personal and confidential information.  Fortunately, Carswell has published a new book on the subject, Managing Personal Information: Insights on Corporate Risk and Opportunity for Privacy – Savvy LeadersCarswell describes the item on its website,

This book, written by leading industry experts, is designed as an executive’s privacy advisor, a manager’s guide and a professional’s reference. The content has been precisely designed to provide users with guidelines towards better privacy protection. It covers topics such as key aspects of modern privacy including privacy breaches, the role of modern technology, government responses to breaches, existing privacy products and technologies, techniques for assessing privacy process effectiveness, building strong privacy practices, consumer applications and solutions, and key resources for privacy professionals.

Please stop by the Law Society of Saskatchewan Library in Regina if you are interested in checking this item out.  This item is in print at KF 1262.P82 2012.


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