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.
Privacy regulators call for legal framework limiting police use of facial recognition technology
The heads of Canada’s privacy protection authorities today issued a joint statement recommending legislators develop a legal framework that establishes clearly and explicitly the circumstances in which police use of facial recognition may be acceptableView Post
Information and Privacy Commissioner issues advisory to alert Yukon public bodies and custodians of emerging cybersecurity threats
The advisory is regarding a new cybersecurity threat related to cyberattacks in Ukraine and beyondView Post
Yukon’s Information and Privacy Commissioner discusses the Yukon’s new ATIPPA on podcast hosted by Saskatchewan’s Information and Privacy Commissioner
Diane McLeod-McKay spoke with Ron Kruzeniski on Un-redacted: The Sask IPC PodcastView Post