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Special Committee to Review the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act

 

 

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Welcome

​​​The Legislative Assembly establishes Special Committees to carry out specific inquiries, studies or other tasks. Pursuant to Section 80 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, R.S.B.C. 1996, c. 165, a special committee of the Legislative Assembly must undertake a comprehensive review of the Act at least once every six years.

Adopted in 1992, the Act provides British Columbians with a statutory right of access to records in the custody or control of public bodies, subject to certain exceptions, governs how public bodies collect, use, and disclose personal information, and requires public bodies to protect the personal information that they have in their custody or control.

The Special Committee released its report on May 11, 2016 making 39 recommendations with respect to access and privacy, including proposed amendments to the Act. The Special Committee's  review of the Act was informed by the 193 oral presentations and written submissions the Committee received during its public consultation process. The Special Committee is grateful to all those who shared their experience and expertise and provided input.

Read more in the News Release.

Terms of Reference

​On February 17, 2016, the Legislative Assembly agreed that a Special Committee be appointed to review the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, R.S.B.C. 1996, c. 165 pursuant to section 80 of that Act, and that the Special Committee so appointed shall have the powers of a Select Standing Committee and is also empowered:

  1. to appoint of their number one or more subcommittees and to refer to such subcommittees any of the matters referred to the committee and to delegate to the subcommittee all or any of its powers except the power to report directly to the House; 
  2. to sit during a period in which the House is adjourned, during the recess after prorogation until the next following Session and during any sitting of the House;  
  3. to adjourn from place to place as may be convenient; 
  4. to conduct public consultations by any means the committee considers appropriate, including but not limited to public meetings and electronic means; and
  5. to retain personnel as required to assist the committee;

and shall submit a report, including any recommendations respecting the results of the review, to the Legislative Assembly by May 26, 2016; and shall deposit the original of its reports with the Clerk of the Legislative Assembly during a period of adjournment and upon resumption of the sittings of the House, the Chair shall present all reports to the Legislative Assembly.

Contact Information

​Special Committee to Review the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act
c/o Parliamentary Committees Office
Room 224, Parliament Buildings
Victoria, BC V8V 1X4
Canada

Phone: 250-356-2933 (collect) or 1-877-428-8337 (toll-free)
Fax: 250-356-8172
Email: FOICommittee@leg.bc.ca

Members

Committee Reports

 

 

https://www.leg.bc.ca/parliamentary-business/committees-reports/412016-05-11T07:00:00Z<a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/40th-parliament/5th-session/foi/Report/SCFIPPA_Report_2016-05-11.pdf" title="Dowload Report"><img alt="" src="/_layouts/15/IMAGES/icpdf.png" />PDF</a>1Special Committee to Review the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act

Committee Documents

Media Releases

 

 

2016-05-11T07:00:00Zhttps://www.leg.bc.ca/parliamentary-business/media-releases/35Special Committee to Review the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act0<a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/40th-parliament/5th-session/foi/Report/SCFIPPA_NR_2016-05-11.pdf" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="/_layouts/15/IMAGES/icpdf.png" />PDF</a>

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Follow-up Informationhttps://www.leg.bc.ca/parliamentary-business/committees-reports/14Follow-up Information<p><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/40th-parliament/5th-session/foi/FollowUp/MoF_FollowUp_Submission_2016-04-01.pdf">Correspondence from the ​Ministry of Finance to the Special Committee to Review the <em>Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act</em>, <em>Response to questions from Committee Members regarding Implementing Investigations Report F15-03</em>, April 1, 2016</a></p><p><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/40th-parliament/5th-session/foi/FollowUp/OIPC_Response-GovernmentSubmission_2016-03-21.pdf">Correspondence from the ​Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner ​to the Special Committee to Review the <em>Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act</em>, <em>Response to the Government Submission</em>, March 21, 2016 </a></p><p><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/40th-parliament/5th-session/foi/FollowUp/OIPC_Response-StakeholderRecomm_2016-03-18.pdf">Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner to the Special Committee to Review the Freedom of <em>Information and Protection of Privacy Act</em>, <em>Response to Stakeholder Recommendations to the Special Committee to Review the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act</em>, March 8, 2016</a></p>

Meeting Documents

 

 

Meeting: Special Committee to Review the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act https://www.leg.bc.ca/parliamentary-business/committees-calendar/20160316-FIPPAReview-0900Special Committee to Review the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act<p><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/40th-parliament/5th-session/foi/MeetingDocuments/20160316/FIPPA_2016-03-16_MoF_Presentation.pdf" target="_blank">​Ministry of Finance, <em>Presentation to the Select Standing Committee to Review the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act</em></a></p><p><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/40th-parliament/5th-session/foi/MeetingDocuments/20160316/FIPPA_2016-03-16_MoF_Submission.pdf" target="_blank">Ministry of Finance, <em>Government Submission to the Special Committee to Review the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act</em></a></p><p><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/40th-parliament/5th-session/foi/MeetingDocuments/20160316/FIPPA_2016-03-16_OIPC_Presentation.pdf" target="_blank"> Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner, <em>Presentation to the Select Standing Committee to Review the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act</em></a></p><p><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/40th-parliament/5th-session/foi/MeetingDocuments/20160316/FIPPA_2016-03-16_OIPC_Speech.pdf" target="_blank">Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner, <em>Speech, Presentation to the Special Committee Reviewing FIPPA on "Implementing Investigation Report F15-03"; Recommendations to the Government of British Columbia</em></a></p><p><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/40th-parliament/5th-session/foi/MeetingDocuments/20160316/FIPPA_2016-03-16_OIPC_TableofRecommendations_AccessDenied.pdf" target="_blank"> Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner, <em>Table of Recommendations Arising from the OIPC Investigation Report, Access Denied</em></a></p><p><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/40th-parliament/5th-session/foi/MeetingDocuments/20160316/FIPPA_2016-03-16_OIPC_ResponseStakeholderRecommendations.pdf" target="_blank">Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner, <em>Response to Stakeholder Recommendations to the Special Committee to Review the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act</em></a></p>3/16/2016 4:00:00 PMMeeting: Special Committee to Review the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act

Follow Up Process

Upcoming Meetings

 

 

Past Meetings