On June 16, 2021, the Legislative Assembly agreed that a Special Committee be appointed to review the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act [RSBC 1996, c. 165] in accordance with section 80 of that Act.
Registration to present is closed. Additional opportunities to share input will be made available in the coming weeks. If you would like to be added to the presentation waitlist or receive updates on the work of the Committee, please email: FOIcommittee@leg.bc.ca or call the Parliamentary Committees Office at 250-356-2933 or 1-877-428-8337 (toll-free in BC).
Adopted in 1992, the Act provides British Columbians with a statutory right of access to records in the custody or control of public bodies, subject to certain exceptions; governs how public bodies collect, use, and disclose personal information; and requires public bodies to protect the personal information that they have in their custody or control. Section 80 of the Act requires a Special Committee to review the Act every six years.