Saskatchewan privacy commissioner resigns

Saskatchewan's privacy commissioner Gary Dickson has resigned his position effective January 31. File/Global News

REGINA – Saskatchewan’s first full-time Information and Privacy Commissioner is stepping down after ten years on the job.

Gary Dickson says he is resigning for personal reasons and that his last day on the job will be January 31.

Dickson was first appointed to the role in November of 2003 and re-appointed to a five-year term in April of 2009.

Since then he has worked as an independent officer of the Legislative Assembly, investigating and resolving privacy complaints.

“We have seen considerable progress in the way that Saskatchewan public bodies and health trustees address both statutory goals of greater transparency and heightened privacy protection for citizens,” Dickson said. “This reflects good work by access and privacy coordinators in a very large number of public bodies and health trustees.”

There is no word yet as to who will replace Dickson.


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