The Yukon government is tabling a new Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act. The bill is the result of public engagement and work with stakeholders, media, and the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner.
Over the summer of 2018, Yukoners took part in a survey on proposed changes to the Act which focused on nine questions broken down into three categories; Transparency, Protection of Privacy, and Accountability.
During the survey period between May 22nd and July 20th, 2018, there were 227 responses, ninety-seven percent of which were Yukoners.
Of the results, the most supported change was proactive disclosure of government information, with 86.8 percent saying they agree with the change.
55% of respondents took part in the previous Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act Review survey in June and July, 2016.
This input was used to create our new act and will guide the development of regulations to determine how the act will be implemented in the territory.
This work is part of the government’s commitment to openness and transparency and aims to improve service delivery to Yukoners.
Download the What we heard document here: PDF