The purpose of the act is to
Apart from the personal privacy provisions, the act does not restrict or replace any other procedures a public body may have in place to give the public access to information.
In the spirit of openness and accountability on which the act is based, public bodies should make a deliberate effort to make their information easily accessible outside of the formal ATIPP process.
The act prescribes in detail how a public body will respond to access requests from the public.
Obligations include the following:
With respect to personal information, the act prescribes obligations regarding the following:
The act applies to all records held by a public body:
The act does not extend to municipal bodies, and explicit exclusions in the act cover the Legislative Assembly, electora officers and courts.
LIST OF PUBLIC BODIES
Phone: (867) 393.7048
1 800 661 0408 ext. 7048 (in Yukon, NWT and Nunavut)
Fax: (867) 393.6916
Main Administration Building
2071 Second Avenue
Box 2703 (W-10)
Whitehorse, YT Y1A 2C6