Last updated on January 30, 2016
Nunavut has specific privacy legislation for organizations operating in the public sector. Nunavut, Yukon, and the Northwest Territories 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 the Northwest Territories.
Public Sector Legislation
Nunavut’s public sector privacy legislation is the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act (ATIPP), which is borrowed from Northwest Territories’ privacy legislation. on November 8, 2007, >An Act To Amend the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act and Related Statutes received royal assent and is now in force.
For example, ATIPP will apply to all Nunavut Government departments, branches, offices, agencies, boards, commissions, corporations of the Nunavut Government, the office of a member of the Executive Council, or any other body designated in the regulations.