Information Commissioner proposes major reforms to BC’s FOI and privacy act

BC’s Information and Privacy Commissioner has presented a sweeping vision for reform of the provinces’ Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act to a special committee of the Legislature which is conducting a review of the act.

The submission proposes that public bodies be required to implement schemes for routine disclosure of a lot more of their vast stores of public information. It also proposes that government programs be measured against a “Privacy Charter of Rights” to determine if they go too far in invading the privacy of citizens.

See the Commissioner’s submission