For Public Bodies
The Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act (ATIPP) provides the public with a right of access to records held by a public body and regulates public bodies’ collection, use, disclosure, retention, and security of personal information.
The IPC is responsible for overseeing how ATIPP is administered to ensure its purposes are achieved. To carry out this responsibility, the IPC has a number of powers including that she may comment on the implications to privacy and access to information of existing or proposed legislative schemes or programs of public bodies. She also has the power to investigate complaints about public bodies’ administration of ATIPP and conduct reviews of public bodies’ decisions made or taken in respect of access to information or improper collection, use and disclosure of personal information.
This website has information that will help public bodies meet their obligations under ATIPP.
News Release: Access to Information Refused
Yukon Information and Privacy Commissioner releases Inquiry Report into Department of Environment’s ‘access to information’ refusalView Post
Media Release: IPC Joint Resolution
Information and Privacy Commissioners across Canada call on governments to safeguard independent review of solicitor-client privilege claimsView Post
News Release: Right to Know Week
Information and Privacy Commissioner pleased with government's Right to Know initativeView Post