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.
Take care to protect personal information during busy holiday shopping season
Information and Privacy Commissioner provides suggestions on how to safeguard your privacy online and in the shopping mallView Post
Canada’s access to information & privacy guardians urge governments to modernize legislation to better protect Canadians
Information and Privacy Ombudspersons and Commissioners from across Canada are urging their governments to modernize access to information and privacy laws.View Post
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.View Post