Health worker breached privacy rights over adoption: report – Nunatsiaq News
Mar 22, 2023
‘Any slip, no matter how well-intentioned, can have serious consequences.’ privacy commissioner says
Nunavut’s Health Department should apologize for a health clinic worker who violated an adoptive parent’s privacy, Nunavut’s privacy commissioner says.
The incident — in which the clinic worker told another person about the pending adoption before the adoptive parent had told anyone else — led to a complaint being filed against the Department of Health.
Information and privacy commissioner Graham Steele received the complaint Feb. 18 and opened an investigation. He released his report on the incident last Friday.
The report does not identify the adoptive parent, the clinic worker or the community where the incident took place.
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