Former Whitehorse resident suing over alleged privacy breach urges city to adopt ATIPP

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A former Whitehorse resident has launched an online petition urging the city to adopt access-to-information and privacy legislation after, she alleges, her personal information was inappropriately shared with the subject of a complaint she filed with bylaw.

That information, she claims, was then used to threaten and humiliate her. 

In an interview, Jessica Ferro, who’s also suing the city over the alleged privacy breach, said the experience was “shocking” and “humiliating.”

“I was just completely caught off guard and it was an awful feeling,” she said. 

“And I felt violated. I felt — and still — feel unsafe.” 

Ferro filed a bylaw complaint with the city in 2020 over construction material that was blocking

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