There is a growing need for legislators to amend existing privacy rules in the face of rapidly advancing technology and growing data protection issues. The Commission recommends several changes to The Privacy Act that it believes would make the Act a more effective complement to more specific legislation.
Saskatchewan’s Privacy Act creates an action in tort for breach of privacy. The Act is vague and little-used. The Commission recommends reforms be considered to the plaintiff’s burden of proof and to the limited scope concerning public invasions, and that the legislation’s examples of violations include reference to new information technologies.