New Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act coming into force April 1, 2021

The territory’s new Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act (ATIPP) and regulations will come into force on April 1, 2021.

The new Act strengthens privacy protections for Yukoners, yet is flexible enough to meet the changing needs of access to information, openness and transparency.

In addition to the new Act and regulations, the government has developed a large suite of publicly available resource materials to support the transition to the new Act, including:

  • ATIPP training on YGLearn, available to anyone who wishes to access it;
  • ATIPP Act Interpretation Manual, a guide to help people understand the legislation;
  • the Open government section on Yukon.ca; and
  • the ATIPP Office, which continues to provide public support and information.

Our government remains committed to government openness and accountability.  We believe the default of government should be to disclose information rather than deny access to it. With regulations in place, the new, modernized ATIPP Act will come into effect on April 1, 2021. This will increase Yukoners’ access to information, strengthen the protection of their privacy and make government decision-making more transparent.

Minister of Highways and Public Works Richard Mostyn

Quick facts 
  • The regulations have been drafted with input from the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner.

  • New statutory bodies under the Act will be supported through training materials, information sessions, and ongoing advice to ensure they are able to properly meet the requirements of the Act.

Contact 

Renee Francoeur
Cabinet Communications
867-334-9194
renee.francoeur@yukon.ca

Brittany cross
Communications, Highways and Public Works
867-332-4601
brittany.cross@yukon.ca

News release #: 
21-058