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.
Consider how to protect your privacy & personal information while shopping this season
Information and Privacy Commissioner offers tips for holiday shopping, both online and in storesView Post
Information and Privacy Commissioner outlines privacy concerns for youth and how to deal with them
As part of National Child Day activities, Diane McLeod-McKay spoke with the host of Global Action, Local Voices, to highlight privacy issues for youth and childrenView Post
Yukon Information and Privacy Commissioner notes children’s rights to privacy and information to mark National Child Day
Yukon Information and Privacy Commissioner Diane McLeod-McKay is taking time this week to mark National Child Day and to highlight the privacy and information rights of children and youth.View Post