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Yukon Information and Privacy Commissioner

Resources for the public

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


Information Sheets, Reports, Guidance


Videos

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.

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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.  Click on each role for more information.

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).

ATIPP applies to Yukon public bodies, such as Yukon government departments.  HIPMA applies to custodians (see ‘What is a custodian?’). For more information about HIPMA see the HIPMA FAQ section.

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.

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