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