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Information and Privacy Commissioner attends Data Privacy Jam held in Ottawa

Mar 06, 2020

The Yukon Information and Privacy Commissioner, Diane McLeod-McKay, participated in a two-day design workshop exploring solutions to data privacy and meaningful consent in a connected society.

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Yukon Information and Privacy Commissioner provides advice on risks of ransomware

Jan 28, 2020

The Yukon Information and Privacy Commissioner is marking Data Privacy Day with the release of a new document that gives information and guidance about ransomware.

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Information and Privacy Commissioner report highlights need for a custodian to evaluate its access to information program

Jan 21, 2020

The IPC has issued a consideration report after a Yukoner complained about the length of time it took for the Health and Social Services to respond to a request for access to the complainant’s own personal health information.

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Information and Privacy Commissioner report highlights need for discretion before using highly sensitive personal health information

Jan 21, 2020

The Yukon IPC has found that the Department of Health and Social Services violated HIPMA when it failed to exercise discretion before using the personal health information of a patient.

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Yukoners affected by breach of personal health information at laboratory testing company

Dec 17, 2019

Yukon Information & Privacy Commissioner is working to inform individuals and health care providers in the territory about the breach

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Take care to protect personal information during busy holiday shopping season

Nov 27, 2019

Information and Privacy Commissioner provides suggestions on how to safeguard your privacy online and in the shopping mall

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Canada’s access to information & privacy guardians urge governments to modernize legislation to better protect Canadians

Nov 07, 2019

Information and Privacy Ombudspersons and Commissioners from across Canada are urging their governments to modernize access to information and privacy laws.

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2018 Annual Reports Point to Accomplishments, Challenges & Need for Change

Apr 29, 2019

Yukon Ombudsman, Information and Privacy Commissioner, and Public Interest Disclosure Commissioner reports on increased workload & complex investigations

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IPC finds inadequate security & unauthorized disclosure of employee personal information by the Public Service Commission

Jan 29, 2019

IPC finds PSC disclosed the personal information of thousands of Yukon government employees and other public sector employees, contrary to the requirements of the ATIPP Act.

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News Release: IPC and YHC at odds over the disclosure of health care information

Jan 15, 2019

IPC finds the Yukon Hospital Corporation failed to follow the rules set out in HIPMA. She found that the disclosure of the health care records was not authorized under HIPMA.

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