FIPA Bulletin – December 2012

In this issue:

  • Big Wins, New Challenges: 2012 in Transparency
  • A new year means new ways to support FIPA
  • Privacy advocates raise red flags over C-12 surveillance measures
  • New parliamentary study tackles big data, social media, and privacy
  • Information Commissioner looks to overhaul Access to Information Act
  • BC Commish tries to limit license plate surveillance system
  • FIPA joins coalition against secretive trade deal
  • Upcoming event: Protecting Consitituent Privacy – Where to Start?

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FIPA Bulletin – August 2011

In this issue:

  • BC’s ‘Open Information, Open Data’ plan shows promise
    …but the other side of ‘Government 2.0’ requires radical changes
    to our “antiquated” privacy protections
  • Coalition formed to battle online spying bills
  • FIPA turns 20! Birthday party September 28
  • Commissioner Denham says BC Ferries-style FOI policy “frustrates the purposes of FIPPA”
  • BC Ferries ‘loses’ 150 pages of controversial material
  • Legal Actions:
    • IBM contract case to be heard in September
    • FIPA fights insurance company over use of credit checks to determine risk
    • Cases continue re applicability of FOIPPA to subsidiary companies of universities
  • Gaming funds restored!
  • FIPA Donations and memberships at the touch of a button

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FIPA Bulletin – March 2011

In this issue:

  • ‘Open Government’ trend is heating up – Will there be light as well as heat?
  • FIPA to Parliamentary committee: avoid ‘open government’
    models that reduce citizens’ information rights
  • Commissioner investigates so-called “Proactive Disclosure” policies
  • BC Government goes to court again to contest release of full IBM contract
  • FIPA welcomes new Minister for Open Government, asks her to post long-awaited IBM contract online
  • Recent Moves to Share Private Information across Government Agencies a Disturbing Trend
  • FIPA access to gaming funds cut in half
  • FIPA fights in Supreme Court of Canada
  • Attend the FIPA Annual General Meeting

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FIPA Bulletin – March 2010

In this issue:

  • FOIPP Act review committee hears a lot about “How it was meant to be”
  • Birthday party marks 5th Anniversary of FIPA request for IBM contract
  • FIPA protests massive data-matching scheme
  • Push continues for reform of federal Access to Information Act
  • Legal Actions:
    • Does FOI apply to the corporate subsidiaries of public bodies?
    • Are submissions to government consulations policy advice?
  • Annual General Meeting

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