Parliamentary Committees

Special Committee extends deadline for public input on B.C.’s private sector privacy law


September 19, 2014

Legislative Assembly - Province of British Columbia

VICTORIA –The Special Committee to Review the Personal Information Protection Act has extended the deadline for public submissions as part of its review of private sector privacy law in British Columbia. An additional public hearing will be held in Victoria Tuesday, October 7.

The committee has already received valuable submissions from stakeholders and the public, and is seeking further input on the effectiveness of the Personal Information Protection Act. The act governs how private sector organizations may collect, use and disclose British Columbians’ personal information. Public submissions will be important contributions to the committee’s work in preparing its report to the Legislative Assembly with recommendations to amend the act.

“Organizations and the public are invited to make a written submission to the committee or to register to make a presentation at the public hearing in Victoria,” said committee chair Mike Bernier. “All input will be carefully considered and is critical to ensure that our final report to the Legislative Assembly is comprehensive and current,” added deputy chair George Heyman.

To make a written submission, or to learn more about the work of the committee, please visit:

The new deadline for written submissions is Friday, October 24, 2014.

The Special Committee to Review the Personal Information Protection Act is an all-party committee of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia. The committee members are:

Mike Bernier, MLA Peace River South (chair);
George Heyman, MLA Vancouver-Fairview (deputy chair);
Donna Barnett, MLA Cariboo-Chilcotin;
Dr. Doug Bing, MLA Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows;
Simon Gibson, MLA Abbotsford-Mission;
Sue Hammell, MLA Surrey-Green Timbers;
Marvin Hunt, MLA Surrey-Panorama;
Doug Routley, MLA Nanaimo-North Cowichan;

For further Information:

Susan Sourial
Committee Clerk
Room 224, Parliament Buildings
Victoria, B.C. V8V 1X4
Telephone: 250 356-2933
Toll-free: 1-877-428-8337
Fax: 250 356-8172