For the Public
The Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act (ATIPPA) 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.
Correction to error in City of Whitehorse administration report
Yukon IPC office did not provide an opinion to the City of Whitehorse on a bylaw regarding surveillance in taxisView Post
2021 Annual Reports of Ombudsman, Information & Privacy Commissioner & Public Interest Disclosure Commissioner issued
Jason Pedlar has issued the 2021 annual reports for his three offices, which were tabled in the Yukon Legislative Assembly todayView Post
Benefits of digital ID ecosystem will be realized only with adequate privacy protections, say data protection authorities
Privacy guardians across Canada are calling on their respective governments and relevant stakeholders to ensure the right to privacy and transparency is fully respected throughout the design, operation and ongoing evolution of a digital identity ecosystemView Post