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Special Committee to Review the Personal Information Protection Act

 

 

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Welcome

On February 18, 2020 the Legislative Assembly agreed that a Special Committee be appointed to review the Personal Information Protection Act [SBC 2003, c. 63] in accordance with section 59 of that Act.

The Act governs how private sector organizations can collect, use, and disclose personal information. It also requires organizations to protect and secure personal information against unauthorized use or disclosure, and grants individuals the right to access their own personal information. Section 59 of the Act requires a Special Committee to review the Act every six years.

As part of its review, the Special Committee heard from interested individuals and organizations at public hearings held in June and received a number of written submissions prior to the consultation deadline of Friday, August 14, 2020. Committee Members would like to thank everyone who took the time to participate in the consultation.

Transcripts and meeting documents from the public hearings are available under Committee Meetings. Written submissions received by the Special Committee will be posted under Committee Documents soon. 

The Special Committee will consider all input and make recommendations to the Legislative Assembly in a report to be released by February 2021.​

Terms of Reference

On February 18, 2020, the Legislative Assembly agreed that a Special Committee be appointed to review the Personal Information Protection Act (S.B.C. 2003, c. 73) pursuant to section 59 of that Act and that the Special Committee shall have the powers of a Select Standing Committee and, in addition, be empowered to:

  1. Appoint of its number one or more subcommittees and to refer to such subcommittees any of the matters referred to the Special Committee and to delegate to the subcommittees all or any of its powers except the power to report directly to the House;

  2. 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. Conduct consultations by any means the Special Committee considers appropriate;

  4. Adjourn from place to place as may be convenient; and

  5. Retain personnel as required to assist the Special Committee;

and shall submit a report, including any recommendations respecting the results of the review, to the Legislative Assembly within one year of this motion being adopted by the House; 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 Personal Information Protection 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: pipacommittee@leg.bc.ca

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Committee Documents

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Written SubmissionsWritten Submissions<p>The following documents contain the written submissions received by the Committee as part of its 2020 public consultations.</p><p>The deadline for written submissions was August 14, 2020.</p> <div class="row"><div class="col-md-6"><table class="table table-striped table-hover "><thead><tr><td><h3>Organizations</h3></td></tr></thead><tbody><tr><td> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/5th-session/pipa/submissions/1042-12568_BCCLA-BCFIPA_Submission.pdf" target="_blank">​BC Freedom of Information and Privacy Association and BC Civil Liberties Association</a></td></tr><tr><td>​<a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/5th-session/pipa/submissions/1042-12404_BCGEU_Submission.pdf" target="_blank">BC Government and Service Employees' Union</a></td></tr><tr><td> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/5th-session/pipa/submissions/1042-12399_BC-NDP_Submission.pdf" target="_blank">BC NDP</a> </td></tr><tr><td> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/5th-session/pipa/submissions/1042-12382_BC-Tech_Submission.pdf" target="_blank">BC Tech</a></td></tr><tr><td> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/5th-session/pipa/submissions/1042-12390_BC-Real-Estate_Submission.pdf" target="_blank">​British Columbia Real Estate Association</a></td></tr><tr><td>​<a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/5th-session/pipa/submissions/1042-12380_BC-Schizophrenia-Society_Submission.pdf" target="_blank">British Columbia Schizophrenia Society</a></td></tr><tr><td>​<a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/5th-session/pipa/submissions/1042-12388_Canada-Dig-Tech-Supercluster_Submission.pdf" target="_blank">Canada's Digital Technology Supercluster</a></td><td>​</td></tr><tr><td>​<a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/5th-session/pipa/submissions/1042-12391_Canadian-Bankers_Submission.pdf" target="_blank">Canadian Bankers Association</a></td><td>​</td></tr><tr><td rowspan="1">​<a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/5th-session/pipa/submissions/1042-12405_CCLA_Submission.pdf" target="_blank">Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA)</a></td><td rowspan="1">​</td></tr><tr><td rowspan="1">​<a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/5th-session/pipa/submissions/1042-12383_Canadian-Life-Health_Submission.pdf" target="_blank">Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association</a></td><td rowspan="1">​</td></tr><tr><td rowspan="1">​<a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/5th-session/pipa/submissions/1042-12398_CMA_Submission.pdf" target="_blank">Canadian Marketing Association (CMA)</a></td><td rowspan="1">​</td></tr><tr><td rowspan="1"> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/5th-session/pipa/submissions/1042-12563_Canadian-Medical-Protective_Submission.pdf" target="_blank">​Canadian Medical Protective Association</a></td><td rowspan="1">​</td></tr><tr><td rowspan="1">​<a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/5th-session/pipa/submissions/1042-12395_Canadian-Vehicle-Manufacturers_Submission.pdf" target="_blank">Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers' Association</a></td><td rowspan="1">​</td></tr><tr><td rowspan="1">​<a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/5th-session/pipa/submissions/1042-12386_CBA-BC_Submission.pdf" target="_blank">Canadian Bar Association BC Branch </a></td><td rowspan="1">​</td></tr><tr><td rowspan="1">​<a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/5th-session/pipa/submissions/1042-12397_CPTBC-COTBC_Submission.pdf" target="_blank">College of Physical Therapists of BC and the College of Occupational Therapists of BC </a></td><td rowspan="1">​</td></tr><tr><td rowspan="1">​<a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/5th-session/pipa/submissions/1042-12401_Health-Sciences-BC_Submission.pdf" target="_blank">Health Sciences Association of BC</a></td><td rowspan="1">​</td></tr><tr><td rowspan="1">​​<a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/5th-session/pipa/submissions/1042-12392_OIPC-ON_Submission.pdf" target="_blank">Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario</a></td><td rowspan="1">​</td></tr><tr><td rowspan="1">​<a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/5th-session/pipa/submissions/1042-12385_Insurance-Bureau_Submission.pdf" target="_blank">Insurance Bureau of Canada</a></td><td rowspan="1">​</td></tr><tr><td rowspan="1"> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/5th-session/pipa/submissions/1042-12393_iSIGMA_Submission.pdf" target="_blank">​i-SIGMA</a></td><td rowspan="1">​</td></tr><tr><td rowspan="1">​<a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/5th-session/pipa/submissions/1042-12559_LandlordBC_Submission.pdf" target="_blank">Landlord BC</a></td><td rowspan="1">​</td></tr><tr><td rowspan="1">​<a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/5th-session/pipa/submissions/1042-12375_Law-Society-BC_Submission.PDF" target="_blank">Law Society of BC</a></td><td rowspan="1">​</td></tr><tr><td rowspan="1">​<a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/5th-session/pipa/submissions/1042-12389_OIPC-AB_Submission.pdf" target="_blank">Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Alberta</a></td><td rowspan="1">​</td></tr><tr><td rowspan="1">​<a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/5th-session/pipa/submissions/1042-12387_Pacific-Blue-Cross_Submission.pdf" target="_blank">Pacific Blue Cross</a></td><td rowspan="1">​</td></tr><tr><td rowspan="1">​<a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/5th-session/pipa/submissions/1042-12379_PC-Canada_Submission.pdf" target="_blank">Privacy Commissioner of Canada</a></td><td rowspan="1">​</td></tr><tr><td rowspan="1">​<a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/5th-session/pipa/submissions/1042-12396_Retail-Council-Canada_Submission.pdf" target="_blank">Retail Council of Canada</a></td><td rowspan="1">​</td></tr><tr><td rowspan="1">​<a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/5th-session/pipa/submissions/1042-12406_Tekhnos-Law_Submission.pdf" target="_blank">Tekhnos Law</a></td><td rowspan="1">​</td></tr><tr><td rowspan="1">​<a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/5th-session/pipa/submissions/1042-12381_TransUnion_Submission.pdf" target="_blank">Trans Union of Canada, Inc.</a></td><td rowspan="1">​</td></tr><tr><td rowspan="1">​<a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/5th-session/pipa/submissions/1042-12560_UK-Information-Commissioner_Submission.pdf" target="_blank">UK Information Commissioner</a> </td><td rowspan="1">​</td></tr><tr><td rowspan="1">​<a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/5th-session/pipa/submissions/1042-12400_VGH-UBC-Hospital-Foundation_Submission.pdf" target="_blank">VGH and UBC Hospital Foundation</a></td><td rowspan="1">​</td></tr><tr><td rowspan="1">​<a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/5th-session/pipa/submissions/1042-11877_West-Point-Grey-Academy_Submission.pdf" target="_blank">West Point Grey Academy</a></td><td rowspan="1">​</td></tr></tbody></table></div><div class="col-md-5"><table class="table table-striped table-hover "><thead><tr><td><h3>Individuals</h3></td></tr></thead><tbody><tr><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-1">​<a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/5th-session/pipa/submissions/1042-09495_Denk-Annette_Submission.pdf" target="_blank">Annette Denk</a></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-1">​<a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/5th-session/pipa/submissions/1042-12394_Gordon-Brian_Submission.pdf" target="_blank">Brian Gordon</a></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-1">​<a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/5th-session/pipa/submissions/1042-12377_Jackson-Linda_Submission.pdf" target="_blank">Linda Jackson</a></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-1"> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/5th-session/pipa/submissions/1042-12378_Lipton-Valerie_Submission.pdf" target="_blank">​Valerie Lipton</a></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-1"> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/5th-session/pipa/submissions/1042-12558_Loukidelis-David_Submission.pdf" target="_blank">David Loukidelis</a> </td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-1">​<a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/5th-session/pipa/submissions/1042-12384_Schellenberg-Matthew_Submission.pdf" target="_blank">Matthew Schellenberg</a>​</td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p></div></div>

Meeting Documents

 

 

Meeting: Special Committee to Review the Personal Information Protection Act https://www.leg.bc.ca/parliamentary-business/committees-calendar/20200916-pipa-0930Special Committee to Review the Personal Information Protection Act<p><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/5th-session/pipa/2020-09-16_MoMAH_Presentation.pdf" target="_blank">Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing presentation, <em>Protecting Personal Information in Stratas</em></a></p><p><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/5th-session/pipa/2020-09-16_MoCS_Presentation.pdf" target="_blank">Ministry of Citizens' Services, <em>Presentation</em> <em>to the Special Committee to Review the Personal Information Protection Act</em></a></p><p><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/5th-session/pipa/2020-09-16_OIPC_Submission.pdf" target="_blank">Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner for British Columbia, <em>Submission to the Special Committee to Review the Personal Information Protection Act</em></a></p>9/16/2020 4:30:00 PMMeeting: Special Committee to Review the Personal Information Protection Act
Meeting: Special Committee to Review the Personal Information Protection Act https://www.leg.bc.ca/parliamentary-business/committees-calendar/20200708-pipa-0930Special Committee to Review the Personal Information Protection Act<a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/5th-session/pipa/2020-07-08_IPC_Disclosures-Strata-Property-Act.pdf" target="_blank"> <p>Correspondence from the Information and Privacy Commissioner for British Columbia regarding Disclosures under BC's Strata Property Act</p></a>7/8/2020 4:30:00 PMMeeting: Special Committee to Review the Personal Information Protection Act
Meeting: Special Committee to Review the Personal Information Protection Act https://www.leg.bc.ca/parliamentary-business/committees-calendar/20200617-pipa-1400Special Committee to Review the Personal Information Protection Act<p>​<a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/5th-session/pipa/2020_06_17_CPHR_Submission.pdf" target="_blank">​​Chartered Professionals in Human Resources of British Columbia & Yukon,<em> Proposed Recommendations to the BC Provincial Government on Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA)</em></a></p><p><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/5th-session/pipa/2020_06_17_McLeod_Donald_Presentation.pdf" target="_blank">Donald R. McLeod Law Corporation<em> </em><em>Personal Information Protection Act</em></a></p>6/17/2020 9:00:00 PMMeeting: Special Committee to Review the Personal Information Protection Act
Meeting: Special Committee to Review the Personal Information Protection Act https://www.leg.bc.ca/parliamentary-business/committees-calendar/20200609-pipa-1400Special Committee to Review the Personal Information Protection Act<p>​<a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/5th-session/pipa/2020_06_09_Bennett_Colin_Presentation.pdf" target="_blank">Dr. Colin Bennett, <em>Presentation to the Special Legislative Committee on Review of the B.C. Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA)</em></a></p><p><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/5th-session/pipa/2020_06_09_Speech_and_Hearing_BC_Privacy_Protection_Telepractice.pdf" target="_blank">Speech and Hearing BC, <em>Compliance with Privacy Protection for Telepractice in BC</em></a></p><p><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/5th-session/pipa/2020_06_09_Speech_and_Hearing_BC_Zoom_Graphic.pdf" target="_blank">Speech and Hearing BC, <em>Is it Legal for me to use the free version of Zoom for telepractice</em>?</a> </p><p><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/5th-session/pipa/2020_06_09Speech_and_Hearing_BC_Zoom_Privacy_Protection_Laws.pdf" target="_blank">Speech and Hearing BC, <em>Can I store data about my clients outside of Canada? Which privacy compliance laws do I need to follow?</em></a></p><p><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/5th-session/pipa/2020_06_09_BCFIPA_Presentation.pdf" target="_blank">BC Freedom of Information and Privacy Association,<em> Presentation to the Special Committee to Review the Personal Information Protection Act </em></a></p><p><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/5th-session/pipa/2020_06_09_Digital_Discretion_Perrin_Remarks.pdf" target="_blank">Digital Discretion, <em>Remarks to the Special Committee to Review the Personal Information Protection Act of British Columbia</em> </a></p>6/9/2020 9:00:00 PMMeeting: Special Committee to Review the Personal Information Protection Act
Meeting: Special Committee to Review the Personal Information Protection Act https://www.leg.bc.ca/parliamentary-business/committees-calendar/20200602-pipa-1400Special Committee to Review the Personal Information Protection Act<p><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/5th-session/pipa/2020_06_02_MoCS_Presentation.pdf" target="_blank">​​​Ministry of Citizens' Services presentation, British Columbia's Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA)</a></p><p><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/5th-session/pipa/2020_06_02_OIPC_Briefing.pdf" target="_blank">Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner, <em>General briefing for the Special Committee to Review the </em><em>Personal Information Protection Act (June 2020)</em><em>​</em></a></p>6/2/2020 9:00:00 PMMeeting: Special Committee to Review the Personal Information Protection Act

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