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.
Op Ed: Information and Privacy Commissioner outlines changes of note in new Yukon access to information and privacy legislation
Diane McLeod-McKay wrote an op-ed for Yukon newspapers to outline key changes that resulted from the new Access to Information and Protection of Privacy ActView Post
Yukon Information and Privacy Commissioner marks Right to Know Day and Week by highlighting important changes to Yukon access and privacy legislation
Diane McLeod-McKay is providing information to Yukoners about significant changes that come with the new access and privacy legislation that went into effect a few months agoView Post
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