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.