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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. 

What's New

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 Act

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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 holidays

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Information and Privacy Commissioner issues decision on request for access to information about muskox

Diane McLeod-McKay's inquiry into an access to information request for data on muskox locations in the Yukon has found that the Department of Environment is not authorized to withhold the requested information

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