Category Archives : Privacy


USMCA Puts Privacy at Risk

MEDIA RELEASE October 17, 2018 USMCA Puts Privacy at Risk VANCOUVER, October 17, 2018 – The pending free trade agreement between Canada, Mexico, and the United States (USMCA) conflicts with existing provincial legislation around data localization and puts the privacy of British Columbians at risk. The Freedom of Information and Privacy Association of British Columbia READ MORE


NEWS RELEASE: Recommendations for Canada’s Digital Transformation

MEDIA RELEASE October 4, 2018 Recommendations for Canada’s Digital Transformation VANCOUVER, October 4, 2018 – The B.C. Freedom of Information and Privacy Association submitted a paper to the department of Innovation, Science, and Economic Development for their consultation on digital transformation. The national digital and data consultation, including the roundtable discussions that took place across READ MORE


BC Government has big surplus, but no plans to compensate victims of PharmaNet breach

MEDIA RELEASE BC Government has big surplus, but no plans to compensate victims of PharmaNet breach FIPA urges the Ministry of Health to pick up ID theft mitigation costs Vancouver, February 20, 2017 – After the recent PharmaNet privacy breach, which victimized 7,500 British Columbians, it is astounding that the Ministry of Health has not READ MORE