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.
Yukon Information and Privacy Commissioner issues comments on improvements to HIPMA
Diane McLeod-McKay has provided comments and recommendations regarding changes to the Health Information Privacy and Management ActView Post
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