URegina student union raises concerns about privacy, cybersecurity with vaccine policy

August 20, 2021
The University of Regina Student Union is pleased with URegina’s recent vaccine mandate announcement, but has raised concerns about the privacy and process related to handling students’ health information. URSU President Hannah Tait explained that “our issue is not the actual collection of the private health information, but it's about how we're collecting it, how we are using it, how long we're going to keep it.” Tait pointed to concerns with cybersecurity and ensuring staff are adequately trained to handle private information. She added that the union has been dealing with misinformation and confusion among students, such as whether the vaccine contents are compatible with religious beliefs. CBC (SK)