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Federal, provincial and territorial information and privacy commissioners issue joint resolution about privacy and access to information rights during and after a pandemic

Wed, Jun 02, 2021

WHITEHORSE - Yukon Information and Privacy Commissioner Diane McLeod-McKay has joined her counterparts across the country in a joint resolution, which calls on their respective governments to uphold Canadians’ quasi-constitutional rights to privacy and access to information. The resolution takes note of the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on these rights. In addition, the resolution asks governments to use the lessons learned during the pandemic to improve the protection of these rights.

The joint resolution adopted 11 access to information and privacy principles and called on Canada’s governments to show leadership by implementing them and making the modernization of legislative and governance regimes around freedom of information and protection of privacy a priority.

To read the entire news release and the joint resolution itself, click here.


Elaine Schiman
Communications Manager
Office of the Yukon Ombudsman, Information and Privacy Commissioner & Public Interest Disclosure Commissioner

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