The Northwest Territories has specific privacy legislation for organizations operating in the public sector. The Northwest Territories, Yukon, and Nunavut are unique, in that all local businesses are federally regulated. Therefore, the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) applies to the private sector.
Public Sector Legislation
The Northwest Territories’ public sector privacy legislation is the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act (ATIPP).
For example, ATIPP will apply to all Northwest Territories’ Government departments, branches, offices, agencies, boards, commissions, corporations of the Northwest Territories’ Government, or any other body designated in the regulations.