Yukon Information and Privacy Commissioner
Resources for the public
Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act
Please click here to view the full ATIPP Act.
Please note that the ATIPP Act contains three regulations:
Health Information Privacy and Management Act
Please click here to view the full version of HIPMA.
Please note that HIPMA contains two regulations and a Ministerial Order.
Information Sheets, Reports, Guidance
Empowering a New Generation of Digital Citizens
To mark Data Privacy Day on January 28, 2022, Ontario's Information and Privacy Commissioner, Patricia Kosseim, hosted a free online webcast. It focussed on how best to champion the privacy and access rights of Ontario's children and youth, by promoting their digital literacy and digital rights, while holding institutions accountable for protecting the children and youth they serve.
How to Detect a Fraudulent Website While Shopping
This video was developed by the Office of the Yukon Information and Privacy Commissioner in November 2021 to help viewers understand some of the risks posed to privacy and personal information while shopping, both online and in-person. It also provide helpful tips to reduce these risks.
- Is the Information and Privacy Commissioner part of government?
No, the Information and Privacy Commissioner (IPC) is an independent officer of the Yukon Legislative Assembly and is, therefore, not part of the Yukon government.
The IPC is responsible for monitoring compliance with the Health Information Privacy and Management Act (HIPMA) and the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act (ATIPP).
The IPC has a number of responsibilities under these Acts and has broad authority to investigate complaints made, including the power to compel production of records and witnesses. Under ATIPP and HIPMA, the IPC also has adjudicative authority which means her office can make findings of fact and law that are binding on public bodies and custodians subject to the Acts.