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Special Committee to Review the Personal Information Protection Act

 

 

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Welcome

​On April 13, 2021  the Legislative Assembly agreed that a Special Committee be appointed to continue its review of 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 Committee held public hearings in June and July and issued a call for written submissions. 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 and written submissions received by the Committee are posted under Committee Documents. The Special Committee will consider all input and issue a report to the Legislative Assembly by December 8, 2021.


Terms of Reference

​On April 13, 2021, 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.

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.

That any information or evidence previously under consideration by the Special Committees appointed by order of the House on February 18, 2020 and December 9, 2020 be referred to the Special Committee.

That the Special Committee report to the House by December 8, 2021; and that during a period of adjournment, the Special Committee deposit its reports with the Clerk of the Legislative Assembly, and upon resumption of the sittings of the House, or in the next following Session, as the case may be, the Chair present all reports to the House.

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

Media Releases

 

 

2021-05-18T07:00:00Zhttps://www.leg.bc.ca/parliamentary-business/media-releases/83Special Committee to Review the Personal Information Protection Act1<a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/2nd-session/pipa/PIPA_MR_Consultation-Launch.pdf" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="/_layouts/15/IMAGES/icpdf.png" />PDF</a>

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Written SubmissionsWritten Submissions<p>Below are the written submissions received by the Committee during the 2021 public consultation.</p><p>Written submissions received during the 2020 public consultation, which have been referred to the current Committee, can be found <a href="/parliamentary-business/committees/41stParliament-5thSession-pipa/meetingdocuments" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p>The deadline for written submissions was July 30, 2021.</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/42nd-parliament/2nd-session/pipa/submissions/Alma-Mater-Society-of-UBC-Vancouver_Submission.pdf" target="_blank"> Alma Mater Society at UBC Vancouver</a> </td></tr><tr><td> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/2nd-session/pipa/submissions/BC-FIPA-BCCLA_Submission.pdf">​BC Civil Liberties Association and BC Freedom of Information and Privacy Association Joint Submission</a></td></tr><tr><td> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/2nd-session/pipa/submissions/BC-Green-Party_Submission.pdf" target="_blank"> BC Green Party</a></td></tr><tr><td> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/2nd-session/pipa/submissions/BC-NDP_Submission.pdf" target="_blank"> BC NDP</a></td></tr><tr><td> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/2nd-session/pipa/submissions/British-Columbia-Dental-Association_Submission.pdf" target="_blank"> British Columbia Dental Association</a></td></tr><tr><td> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/2nd-session/pipa/submissions/British-Columbia-Real-Estate-Association_Submission.pdf" target="_blank"> British Columbia Real Estate Association</a></td></tr><tr><td> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/2nd-session/pipa/submissions/British-Columbia-Teachers-Federation_Submission.pdf" target="_blank"> British Colombia Teachers' Federation</a></td></tr><tr><td> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/2nd-session/pipa/submissions/Business-Council-of-British-Columbia_Submission.pdf" target="_blank"> Business Council of British Columbia</a></td></tr><tr><td> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/2nd-session/pipa/submissions/Canadian-Marketing-Association_Submission.pdf" target="_blank"> Canadian Marketing Association (CMA) </a></td></tr><tr><td> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/2nd-session/pipa/submissions/Canadian-Vehicle-Manufacturers-Association_Submission.pdf" target="_blank"> Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers' Association</a></td></tr><tr><td> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/2nd-session/pipa/submissions/Canadian-Wireless-Telecommunications-Association_Submission.pdf" target="_blank"> Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association </a></td></tr><tr><td> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/2nd-session/pipa/submissions/Centre-for-Digital-Rights_Submission.pdf" target="_blank"> Centre for Digital Rights</a></td></tr><tr><td> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/2nd-session/pipa/submissions/Council_of_Canadian_Innovators.pdf" target="_blank"> Council of Canadian Innovators</a></td></tr><tr><td> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/2nd-session/pipa/submissions/Insurance-Bureau-of-Canada_Submission.pdf" target="_blank"> Insurance Bureau of Canada</a></td></tr><tr><td> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/2nd-session/pipa/submissions/ISACA-Vancouver_Submission.pdf" target="_blank"> ISACA Vancouver Chapter</a></td></tr><tr><td> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/2nd-session/pipa/submissions/i-SIGMA_Submission.pdf" target="_blank"> i-SIGMA</a></td></tr><tr><td> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/2nd-session/pipa/submissions/Law-Society-of-British-Columbia.pdf" target="_blank"> Law Society of BC</a></td></tr><tr><td> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/2nd-session/pipa/submissions/Portfolio-Management-Association-of-Canada_Submission.pdf" target="_blank"> Portfolio Management Association of Canada</a></td></tr><tr><td> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/2nd-session/pipa/submissions/Retail-Council-of-Canada_Submission.pdf" target="_blank"> Retail Council of Canada</a></td></tr><tr><td> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/2nd-session/pipa/submissions/Rogers-Communications-Inc_Submission.pdf" target="_blank"> Rogers Communications</a></td></tr><tr><td> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/2nd-session/pipa/submissions/TECHNATION_Submission.pdf" target="_blank"> TECHNATION</a></td></tr><tr><td> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/2nd-session/pipa/submissions/Watch-Tower-Bible-and-Tract-Society-of-Canada_Submission.pdf" target="_blank"> Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society of Canada</a></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> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/2nd-session/pipa/submissions/Colin-J-Bennett_Submission.pdf" target="_blank">​Colin J. Bennett</a></td></tr><tr><td> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/2nd-session/pipa/submissions/Dr-Jay-Fedorak_Submission.pdf" target="_blank">​Dr. Jay Fedorak</a></td></tr><tr><td> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/2nd-session/pipa/submissions/Ian-Linkletter_Submission.pdf" target="_blank"> Ian Linkletter</a></td></tr><tr><td> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/2nd-session/pipa/submissions/Valerie-Lipton_Submission.pdf" target="_blank"> Valerie Lipton</a></td></tr><tr><td> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/2nd-session/pipa/submissions/Gary-Rupert_Submission.pdf" target="_blank"> Gary Rupert</a></td></tr><tr><td> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/2nd-session/pipa/submissions/Teresa-Scassa_Submission.pdf" target="_blank"> Teresa Scassa</a> </td></tr></tbody></table></div></div>

Meeting Documents

 

 

Meeting: Special Committee to Review the Personal Information Protection Act https://www.leg.bc.ca/parliamentary-business/committees-calendar/20210707-PIPA-0900Special Committee to Review the Personal Information Protection Act<p><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/2nd-session/pipa/2021_07_07_Presentations/PIPA_Presentation_CMHA.pdf" target="_blank">​Canadian Mental Health Association presentation<em>, Mental Health and Substance Use Care: Implications for Privacy and Information Sharing, Submission to the Special Committee to Review the Personal Information Protection Act </em></a></p>7/7/2021 4:00:00 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/20210706-PIPA-1300Special Committee to Review the Personal Information Protection Act<p><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/2nd-session/pipa/2021_07_06_Presentations/SCPIPA_Presentation_CLHIA.pdf" target="_blank">Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association<em>, Presentation to the Special Committee to Review the Personal Information Protection Act</em></a></p><p><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/2nd-session/pipa/2021_07_06_Presentations/SCPIPA_Presentation_Gooden-Kevin.pdf" target="_blank">Kevin Gooden<em>, Privacy Presentation for the PIPA Committee 2021</em></a></p>7/6/2021 8:00:00 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/20210623-PIPA-0900Special Committee to Review the Personal Information Protection Act<div style="text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-family:"segoe ui", system-ui, "apple color emoji", "segoe ui emoji", sans-serif;font-size:14px;font-weight:400;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;box-sizing:border-box;orphans:2;widows:2;"><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/2nd-session/pipa/2021_06_23_Presentations/AMS-UBC_Presentation.pdf" target="_blank">AMS UBC - Vancouver, <em>UBC Affiliate Colleges </em>and PIPA, Presentation to the Special Committee to Review the Personal Information Protection Act</a></div><div style="text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-family:"segoe ui", system-ui, "apple color emoji", "segoe ui emoji", sans-serif;font-size:14px;font-style:normal;font-weight:400;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;box-sizing:border-box;orphans:2;widows:2;"> </div><div style="text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-family:"segoe ui", system-ui, "apple color emoji", "segoe ui emoji", sans-serif;font-size:14px;font-style:normal;font-weight:400;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;box-sizing:border-box;orphans:2;widows:2;"><div style="text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-family:"segoe ui", system-ui, "apple color emoji", "segoe ui emoji", sans-serif;font-size:14px;font-style:normal;font-weight:400;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;box-sizing:border-box;orphans:2;widows:2;"><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/2nd-session/pipa/2021_06_23_Presentations/McLeod-Donald_Presentation.pdf" target="_blank">Donald R. McLeod, Submission to the Special Committee to Review the Personal Information Protection Act</a></div></div>6/23/2021 4:00:00 PMMeeting: Special Committee to Review the Personal Information Protection Act

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