For the Public
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.
Information and Privacy Commissioner report highlights need for a custodian to evaluate its access to information program
The IPC has issued a consideration report after a Yukoner complained about the length of time it took for the Health and Social Services to respond to a request for access to the complainant’s own personal health information.View Post
Information and Privacy Commissioner report highlights need for discretion before using highly sensitive personal health information
The Yukon IPC has found that the Department of Health and Social Services violated HIPMA when it failed to exercise discretion before using the personal health information of a patient.View Post
Yukoners affected by breach of personal health information at laboratory testing company
Yukon Information & Privacy Commissioner is working to inform individuals and health care providers in the territory about the breachView Post