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Northwest Territories’ Privacy Legislation

Last updated on January 30, 2016

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.

The Information and Privacy Commissioner enforces ATIPP. The Information and privacy commissioner is Elaine Keenan Bengts, who is also the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Nunavut.

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.