Category Archives : LIBRARIES


Updated: Two pieces of scotch tape that show why Statistics Canada doesn’t care about your privacy

*** Update: As of December 3rd, 2018, one week following the publication of this blog post, and a couple of weeks after more than 400 Canadians exercised their privacy rights and requested their personal information through an OpenMedia campaign that FIPA assisted with, Statistics Canada has announced that they are suspending their practice of obtaining READ MORE


New study outlines the critical importance of whistleblowers to uncovering wrongdoing

MEDIA RELEASE November 13, 2018 New study outlines the critical importance of whistleblowers to uncovering wrongdoing Vancouver, November 13, 2018 — A report commissioned by the BC Freedom of Information and Privacy Association posits that while both federal and provincial legislation regarding the protection of whistleblowers exhibits positive advances, there are still necessary steps to take READ MORE


Best Practices in Whistleblower Legislation: An Analysis of Federal and Provincial Legislation Relevant to Disclosures of Wrongdoing in British Columbia

Best Practices in Whistleblower Legislation, prepared by Carroll Anne Boydell, instructor of criminology at Kwantlen Polytechnic University on behalf of the British Columbia Freedom of Information and Privacy Association, compares BC’s new whistleblower legislation, the Public Interest Disclosure Act (PIDA), to international best practices standards. Best practice principles exist for laws, regulations, and procedures aimed READ MORE


Statistics Canada Requesting Financial Information of Canadians

MEDIA RELEASE November 5, 2018 Statistics Canada Requesting Financial Information of Canadians VANCOUVER, November 5, 2018 – The recent media reports of Statistics Canada seeking to collect the financial information of Canadians in order to build a personal information bank—and the report that Statistics Canada has already received personal financial data from one of Canada’s READ MORE