The Government of Yukon proposes to increase access to government data, improve transparency and clarify privacy rules through a new Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act (ATIPP).
The proposed Act will increase transparency around government decision-making and make large amounts of government data available to the public. It will also clarify roles and responsibilities for how personal information should be received, handled and destroyed by the government while being responsive to changes in technology.
This modern piece of legislation is the result of extensive consultation with the Information and Privacy Commissioner, the public and media.
Minister of Highways and Public Works Richard Mostyn tabled the new ATIPP legislation today in the legislative assembly.
Our government made a commitment to government openness and accountability. This Bill will make government decision-making more transparent, increase access to information, and strengthen privacy protection. It will ensure government’s default is disclosure of information, rather than to deny access to it.
Minister of Highways and Public Works Richard Mostyn
The current Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act was introduced in 1995.