Government of Yukon



FOR RELEASE
December 14, 2016

Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act review report released today

The Government of Yukon has released the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act review report. The report includes responses to the public engagement survey, the Yukon information and privacy commissioner’s review of the Act, conclusions from Yukon government policy discussions and an evaluation of access and privacy legislation in other jurisdictions.

The report is a summary and assessment of the current Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act and does not contain recommendations for any amendments to the Act. It points out areas and opportunities where improvements to accessing information and protecting privacy could be considered.

Quotes

“The Government of Yukon thanks all those who participated and shared feedback on the current Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act and its administration. We are pleased that the public responses and the analysis presented in the report provide a varied and interesting range of opinions and experiences. As a new government, we are committed to an open and transparent process and look forward to developing the best Act possible for Yukon.”

Minister of Highways and Public Works Richard Mostyn

Quick facts

  • Over the course of the 60-day public engagement period in June and July 2016, the Government of Yukon received a total of 124 survey submissions.
  • Amendments to the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act in 2009 mandated that the Act be regularly reviewed every six years. A review began on December 15, 2015.
  • The Act sets out Yukoners’ rights to access government information and information about citizens with certain limited exceptions. It also ensures the privacy of personal information is protected.

Learn more: Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act review report

Contact:

Sunny Patch
Cabinet Communications
867-332-0362
sunny.patch@gov.yk.ca

Doris Wurfbaum
Communications, Highways and Public Works
867-393-7193
doris.wurfbaum@gov.yk.ca


News Release #16-358