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.
Information and Privacy Commissioner issues decision on access to Department of Justice legal advice on ATIPP requests
Diane McLeod-McKay recommends the department provide the information requested in fullView Post
BC and Yukon Privacy Commissioners and Ombudsman issue a joint special report calling on governments to adopt a framework for responsible use of artificial intelligence (AI) in decision-making in the public sector
A special report released today by the three offices raises a number of fairness and privacy concerns with the use of AI that impact the publicView Post
Federal, provincial and territorial information and privacy commissioners issue joint resolution about privacy and access to information rights during and after a pandemic
Yukon IPC Diane McLeod-McKay has joined her counterparts across the country in a joint resolution, calling on governments to uphold Canadians’ rights to privacy and access to informationView Post