Research

Research


May Cyber Attack

The B.C. Freedom of Information and Privacy Association is monitoring the government’s response to the series of “sophisticated cybersecurity incidents” identified over the course of the last week across the Government of British Columbia.  “Questions such as ‘how did this happen?’ and ‘what is being done to improve information security and prevent future incidents?’ must […]

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2024 Julius Alexander Isaac Moot

FIPA is grateful and privileged to have post-secondary students drawing and contributing from a variety of experiences. Jerika Caduhada is one of FIPAs University of Victoria Law students who has been working on activities in FIPAs mandate areas. This February, as part of her studies she had the opportunity to participate in The Julius Alexander […]

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FIPA Submission to the OPC on Biometric Guidance

As the Office of the Special Interlocutor called for open submissions FIPAs Gage Smith drew from his research on Leading Language to draft a submission.
From this expanded research, there are simple steps that Provincial Governments can act upon to address issues that have been identified.

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FIPA at Government Info Days 2023

FIPA had the opportunity and privilege to attend and present at Government Information Days. The annual event is coordinated by an organizing committee of government info librarians who develop the programs and share hosting.

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FOI Commissioners’ Survey 2023

New for 2023 FIPA sent its first national survey of Commissioners’ approaches to access regime evaluation.

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Leading Language 2023

New for 2023 FIPA has expanded the research from its interprovincial legislative comparisons across Canada.

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FIPA For Teachers

New for 2023 FIPA has expanded its teaching resources for educators in primary schools.

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FIPA at the CBA Privacy and Access Law Symposium (2023) 

FIPA had the opportunity and privilege to attend and present at the CBA Privacy and Access Law Symposium held by the CBA Access to Information and Privacy Law Section.

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FIPA Submission to the Special Interlocutor

As the Office of the Special Interlocutor called for open submissions FIPAs Gage Smith drew from his research on Leading Language to draft a submission.
From this expanded research, there are simple steps that Provincial Governments can act upon to address issues that have been identified.

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S.25 Public Interest Paywall

Premier Eby’s government claims to be increasing transparency but is using a paywall to prevent release of information he admits is in the public interest.  In response to an FOI request filed by the Freedom of Information and Privacy Association, the Government of British Columbia has moved to place key documents related to the release […]

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Comparative Analysis of Assessment Methods

FIPA will always maintain and recognize that timeliness is a core performance measure in freedom of information. Access delayed is access denied.  We also feel the need to avoid the insanity of repeating the same actions and expecting different results. Timeliness is not the only factor.  Our fundamental question: How do we evaluate the performance […]

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An FOI a Day

For the past 30 years. FIPA’s advocacy has focused on the timeliness of the freedom of information process. We have been informed by the belief that access delayed is access denied. Unfortunately, little has changed or improved. Governments fail to meet deadlines, civil society and users complain, the next verse is the same as the […]

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