Data-linking

Data-linking


The BC Services Card, and why you should be concerned about it

What is the BC Services Card? It’s an ID card that combines both the drivers license and the provincial health care card.   Is that all it does? Doesn’t sound too scary to me. Right now that is all it does. However, it is a key part of the ‘Government 2.0’ plan, which will link […]

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Responses to FIPA’s Questions for Party Leaders

BC FIPA sent the leaders of BC’s political parties a series of questions on freedom of information and privacy issues.  Here are the responses we received:   BC Liberal Party response (pdf). BC Green Party response (pdf). BC NDP response (pdf).

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BC FIPA and BCCLA file joint submission on proposed amendments to FIPPA

BC FIPA and the BCCLA have sent their comments on proposed amendments to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA). In line with BC FIPA’s commitment with transparency, these comments were submitted in lieu of confidential participation in the consultation process. The Ministry of Labour, Citizens’ Services, and Open Government is proposing […]

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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 […]

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FIPA Bulletin – July 2010

In this issue: Meet BC’s new Information and Privacy Commissioner FOIPP Act review report a mixed bag FIPA report blasts massive data-matching scheme Legal Actions: Are submissions to government consultations ‘policy advice’? BC government loses again in attempt to keep big contracts secret Dowload the bulletin (pdf).

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BC FIPA presents submission to Alberta FOI and Privacy Review

BC FIPA presented its submission to the Alberta Legislative Standing Committee on Health review of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIPPA). The submission consists of an extensive report prepared by journalist and researcher, Stanley L. Tromp. Based on a comparative analysis of FOI laws around the world it makes 79 recommendations […]

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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? […]

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