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Privacy & Health Information
Mary Jane Dykeman is a partner and co-founder at INQ Data Law, and the co-founder of its sister firm, DDO Health Law. Mary Jane practises as a data lawyer with decades of experience in the health sector.
Mary Jane has extensive experience responding to privacy breaches, advising on the creation of complex shared health information systems, and training (including boards, senior teams, privacy officers and frontline staff) on legal requirements and emerging trends. Having served as in-house counsel at two teaching hospitals in Toronto, Mary Jane regularly assists health care organizations to find practical solutions to legal, clinical, risk, reputation and privacy matters.
She routinely conducts privacy impact assessments and provides advice on data sharing within large health sector initiatives. She also works extensively on specialized issues in research and data use, as well as advising on portals, discussion boards, website content and assisting mobile app developers in the health care space and beyond. She has authored a number of significant health sector reports, including for the Law Commission of Ontario.
Mary Jane was on the legislative drafting committee for Ontario’s governing privacy legislation, the Personal Health Information Protection Act (PHIPA). She chairs the Alzheimer Society of Toronto and Deputy Chair of the Canadian Blood Services Research Ethics Board.
Mary Jane graduated from Mount Allison University with an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in 1989, specializing in bioethics. She received her law degree from Osgoode Hall Law School in 1996 and was called to the Ontario Bar in 1998.