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Sask. privacy commissioner says SGI 'over gathering' information

Saskatchewan's Privacy Commissioner says SGI needs to stop "over gathering" medical information, after his office received a complaint from a woman who found SGI gathered information about a sexually transmitted disease in their checks into her accident claim.

Report shows SGI obtained woman's complete medical history after accident claim

Saskatchewan's Privacy Commissioner says SGI needs to stop "over gathering" medical information about crash victims, but the government-owned insurer says it's not up to the commissioner to pass judgment.

The latest report from Gary Dickson details the case of a woman who made an injury claim after a collision. SGI told her they would need medical files related to injuries to her neck and back.

But the report shows SGI gathered all of her medical files, including a reference to a sexually-transmitted disease the woman had years earlier.

SGI did not explain why it gathered that information. It also says accident claims do not fall under the Privacy Commissioner's jurisdiction. 

The information watchdog disagrees.