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 Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA) came into force in 2004. It requires private sector organizations in British Columbia to protect the personal information in their custody and governs how they collect, use, and disclose that information. The Act also gives individuals the right to access the personal information an organization has about them and to request corrections if they think it is incorrect or incomplete.
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:
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;
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;
Conduct consultations by any means the Special Committee considers appropriate;
Adjourn from place to place as may be convenient; and
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.
Follow Up Process