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.
IPC issues guidance documents to help improve access to information in Yukon
To mark Right to Know Week in Yukon, the Information and Privacy Commissioner is launching two guides to assist public bodies in their duties under the ATIPP ActView Post
Information and Privacy Commissioner issues decision after jurisdictional challenge
Decision issued is that her jurisdiction was not lost to continue a review under the ATIPP Act after timelines expiredView Post
Information and Privacy Commissioner issues information sheet for Yukoners on COVID Alert app
Diane McLeod-McKay has developed an information sheet for individuals who are considering using the newly-developed COVID Alert app, outlining both benefits and shortcomingsView Post