BC Freedom of Information and Privacy Association

The BC Freedom of Information and Privacy Association (FIPA) is a non-profit society established in 1991 for the purpose of advancing freedom of information, open and accountable government, and privacy rights in Canada. We serve a wide variety of individuals and organizations through programs of public education, legal aid, research, public interest advocacy and law reform.

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A joint submission by the BC Civil Liberties Association and FIPA to the BC legislature's special committee to examine the Personal Information Protection Act, the provincial equivalent of PIPEDA. This law covers the ...
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Summary of recommendations made in 2002 to Minister Santori regarding amendments to FOIPPA.
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This document is an 11 page letter to then-Minister Sandy Santori about the 2002 round of amendments to the FOIPP Act. It sets out FIPA's comments on the proposals and notes several necessary reforms that are not ...
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In 2001, the BC Liberals promised to bring in "the most open, accountable and democratic government in Canada". In fact, the Liberal government did much more to erode open government during their first four years in ...
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The report outlines how data culled from vehicle telematics and infotainment systems can be used for safety, monitoring, customer relationship management etc.Yet we also found that some data harvested from cars can be ...
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