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The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act
The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act allows people to apply for access to information possessed or controlled by government, subject to certain exemptions. The Act also establishes privacy rules for how the government may collect and use personal information.
If you would like to access general or personal information, you must contact the appropriate government department or agency. They may be able to help you immediately or will refer you to someone who can. If you can't get the information you need in this way, The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act can be used.
You will need to complete an application form with your name, address and enough information to let the government department or agency know which records you need. Application forms are available at all provincial government offices in Saskatchewan.
A guide to government records, the "Saskatchewan Access Directory", is available for reference at all provincial government offices and at your local library. The Directory lists the names and mandates of all government departments and agencies covered under the Act and it includes the general classes or types of records that are kept.
If you are refused access to a record or part of a record, you may ask the Information and Privacy Commissioner to review the decision. If the Commissioner reviews the matter and you are still not satisfied, the decision can be appealed to the Court of Queen's Bench.