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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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Information and Privacy Commissioner finds that mandatory supply of business information is not ‘supplied in confidence’

Sep 19, 2019

The Information and Privacy Commissioner for the Yukon has issued an inquiry report that has implications for outfitter hunting guides and other businesses who are required by law to supply information to a public body.

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Decision under ATIPP Act authorizes PSC to refuse access to information

Aug 12, 2019

IPC decision is based on limited right to refuse to confirm or deny existence of records

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Decision under ATIPP Act is an example of limits on access to information rights

Jul 31, 2019

Information and Privacy Commissioner also emphasizes government duty to assist applicants

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