FIPA Bulletin – August 2009

In this issue:

  • FIPA asks Commissioner to Investigate illegal destruction of BC Cabinet e-mail
  • E-Health privacy campaign urges people to demand rights or opt out
  • Campaign for Open Government hammers BC Liberals’ FOI performance
  • New FIPA study says BC’s FOI performance is even worse than last reported by the Information Commissioner
  • Enhanced Driver Licences and Enhanced Identification Cards
  • Consultations on federal Copyright Reform
  • Legal Actions:
    • FIPA wins Crown copyright case
    • Submissions on FOI reform
    • Robert Harrison privacy appeal
    • IBM case

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FIPA Bulletin – April 2009

Catch up on our activities in our spring update for members.

In this issue:

  • Free to Speak Campaign urges mass demonstrations of “civil obedience”
  • Campaign for Open Government starts 2009 push
  • E-Health Records roll out in BC without promised privacy protections
  • Olympic Surveillance legacy no gift to privacy rights
  • Enhanced Driver Licences Enhanced Identification Cards
  • Crown Copyright/Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA)
  • A new public service: The Canadian FOI Resource Website
  • Legal Actions:
    • FOI and University subsidiaries
    • Consultations on FOI
    • Robert Harrison privacy appeal
    • IBM case

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FIPA Bulletin – October 2008

Here is the Fall Update for our members.

In this Issue:

  • FIPA joins with newspaper and taxpayer groups to challenge federal Conservatives on failure to fulfil Access to Information promises
  • Campaign for Open Government pauses to prepare for 2009 push
  • Electronic health records in BC no cause to rejoice!
  • All-party review of BC’s Personal Information Protection Act
  • Federal ‘No Fly’ list
  • Are Corporate subsidiaries of public bodies covered by the FOI act?
  • Province using Crown copyright to suppress dissemination of information
  • Another bad habit: Designating information as ‘Out of Scope’ of an FOI request
  • FIPA requests submissions to government during consultations on the FOI Act
  • The Privacy and Identity Theft Conference 2008: Creating a Trusted Environment for Commerce and Communication

Read the bulletin (pdf).