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 guidance to help public bodies and custodians log and audit electronic systems
The obligation to perform logging and auditing on these electronic systems that contain personal information or personal health information is set out in HIPMA and the ATIPPA RegulationView Post
IPC issues recommendation to Justice after investigation into request for SCAN information
The Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner has completed an investigation into a complaint regarding an access request for records obtained by the Department of Justice under the Safer Communities and Neighbourhoods ActView Post
Holiday Hours at the Office of the Yukon Ombudsman, Information and Privacy Commissioner and Public Interest Disclosure Commissioner
We'll be closed for a few days but you can still reach us over the holidaysView Post