Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner for BC (OIPC)

The Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner for British Co­lumbia (OIPC) provides independent review of access to information decisions made by public bodies under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA), and is also responsible for overseeing com­pliance by private sector organizations with the Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA).

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A basic introduction to FIPPA and how it affects individuals in B.C. This guide will also outline the steps necessary when requesting information from a public body, how to make a complaint, and will answer questions ...
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This guidance document will help you understand B.C.'s legal framework for access and privacy in the private sector.
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Want to know more about your privacy and access rights in BC? Who can help you with your request for records? Where can you turn when your privacy is in jeopardy?
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Increasingly, public bodies in BC are exploring ways to take advantage of the cost-savings and functionality presented by “cloud computing”. The purpose of this resource is to provide information to public bodies about ...
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