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 issues information sheet for Yukoners on COVID Alert app
Diane McLeod-McKay has developed an information sheet for individuals who are considering using the newly-developed COVID Alert app, outlining both benefits and shortcomingsView Post
Annual Reports issued by Yukon Ombudsman, Information and Privacy Commissioner, and Public Interest Disclosure Commissioner
Special sections of report highlight key concerns and solutionsView Post
Yukon Information and Privacy Commissioner issues advisory on COVID-19 related scams
Diane McLeod-McKay has developed advice for individuals and best practices for organizationsView Post