Yukon Ombudsman Yukon Information and Privacy Commissioner Yukon Public Interest Disclosure Commissioner

Yukon Information and Privacy Commissioner

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Legislation

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:

Access to Information Regulation

Designation of Public Bodies Regulation

Designation of internal auditor as a prescribed person/body

 

Health Information Privacy and Management Act


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Relevant FAQs

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.

In Yukon, the IPC is the same person as the Ombudsman and the Public Interest Disclosure Commissioner.  For more information about these roles, our website at: http://www.yukonombudsman.ca.

The IPC is responsible for monitoring compliance with HIPMA and the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act (ATIPP).

ATIPP applies to Yukon public bodies, such as Yukon government departments.  HIPMA applies to custodians (see ‘What is a custodian?’).

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 HIPMA, the IPC has adjudicative authority.  This means she can make findings of fact and law that are binding on custodians.  At the conclusion of an adjudication, called a ‘consideration’ under HIPMA, she has the authority to recommend any remedy that she determines appropriate.

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