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.
Privacy Awareness Week provides opportunity for businesses to strengthen privacy practices
The Privacy Commissioner of Canada and the Yukon Information and Privacy Commissioner co-wrote an op-ed for Yukon newspapers to create greater awareness of privacy laws affecting businesses and other organizationsView Post
Information and Privacy Commissioner issues tool kit to help small custodians with their obligations under HIPMA
Diane McLeod-McKay has developed a new resource to help small custodians navigate the territory’s Health Information Privacy and Management ActView Post
IPC makes presentation on ATIPP Act to Yukon University Senate
The Yukon Information and Privacy Commissioner (IPC), Diane McLeod-McKay, and one of her staff met today with members of the Academic Senate of Yukon University.View Post