Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy

You have the right to see certain information under freedom of information laws. These laws also protect your privacy by regulating how your personal information can be used. This script discusses these topics, including how you can request information and what you can do if your request is refused.

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The Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch (CBABC)
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freedom of information, privacy rights, requesting your personal records, requesting government records, Dial-A-Law
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