Who is the Information & Privacy Commissioner?
The Yukon Information and Privacy Commissioner's role and mandate is defined and set out in the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act (ATIPP Act). He is an independent Officer of the Legislative Assembly, responsible to the Yukon Legislative Assembly.
What we do
The mission of the Office of the Yukon Information and Privacy Commissioner is to provide independent oversight of the ATIPP Act.
Our office also receives and processes requests for review and complaints from citizens who feel their access to information rights or their privacy rights have not been respected by a public body.
We also comment on the access and privacy implications of existing or proposed programs or legislation.
In addition, we work to promote openness and accountability in public administration, in part through providing public education about access to information and protection of privacy rights in general and those set out in the ATIPP Act.
The services of the Information and Privacy Commissioner are available to all Yukoners at no cost. We strive throughout the year to publicize our work to ensure people are aware of what services are available and why they might need them.
Our office also hosts public education sessions upon request to provide the public with an opportunity to ask questions and obtain information about the ATIPP Act.