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The Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act (ATIPP) and the Health Information Privacy and Management Act (HIPMA) are the two laws in Yukon that provide access to information rights and protection of privacy rights to Yukoners.  These laws establish rules that public bodies and health sector custodians must follow to collect, use, disclose, secure and manage personal and health information.  Under ATIPP the public has the right to access any records held by public bodies.  Under HIPMA individuals have the right to access their own personal health information. 

The Information and Privacy Commissioner (IPC) is responsible to ensure public bodies and health sector custodians comply with these laws.  The IPC has the power to investigate complaints about non-compliance and other responsibilities including to inform the public about these laws.

This website has information that will help Yukoners and other members of the public learn more about their privacy and access rights under these laws, and the role of the IPC. 

What's New

Information and Privacy Commissioner finds that mandatory supply of business information is not ‘supplied in confidence’

The Information and Privacy Commissioner for the Yukon has issued an inquiry report that has implications for outfitter hunting guides and other businesses who are required by law to supply information to a public body.

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Decision under ATIPP Act authorizes PSC to refuse access to information

IPC decision is based on limited right to refuse to confirm or deny existence of records

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Decision under ATIPP Act is an example of limits on access to information rights

Information and Privacy Commissioner also emphasizes government duty to assist applicants

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