PROPOSED CHANGES WOULD RADICALLY ALTER FREEDOM OF INFORMATION LAW
Your privacy is at risk as never before in B.C., and the immediate threat isn’t coming from Facebook or Canada’s spy agency – it’s a bill before the B.C. legislature.
Without consulting you, our premier and a gaggle of techno-bureaucrats have decided to sacrifice B.C.’s privacy law and radically increase their power to collect, use and share your personal information.
The government has put the pedal to the metal in trying to get a vast shift of our privacy rights in place before anyone gets a chance to say boo about it.
Bill 3, which eliminates many of the privacy protections in the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, was introduced Oct. 4 and has already had second reading. It could be law by the end of the month if they keep pushing.
So what is the big scary Halloween shocker?
Hiding behind euphemisms like “citizen-centred services,” the government is making a big grab not just to get, but to pass around and use our private personal information as it sees fit.