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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Judge Bracken ruling on IBM Contract – 6 Jun 2012

BC Supreme court justice Bracken has set down his ruling on a judicial review application sought by the Minister of Citizens Services in the ongoing dispute regarding disclosure of the IBM contract with the Ministry for “Workplace Support”: British Columbia (Minister of Citizens’
Services) v. British Columbia (Information
and Privacy Commissioner)
2012 BCSC 875

The Ministry sought to have the adjudicator’s order pursuant to s. 15(1)(l) of the Act to release information sought by BC FIPA reviewed by the Court (see Decision of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of British Columbia (Order No. F10-39), dated November 25, 2010). Justice Bracken dismissed the application by the Minister and found that Adjudicator’s decision to release the information was reasonable.

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FIPA Bulletin – August 2012

In this issue:

  • FIPA, allies call for public inquiry into integrated case management system
  • Federal information commissioner announces ATIA consultations
  • New ID theft support centre launched
  • INFO SUMMIT 2012 – September 19, 2012
  • BC Government finally releases $300 million IBM contract
  • Commissioner Denham launches section 25 investigation after FIPA, ELC complaint
  • Staff changes and new outlooks at FIPA
  • FIPA in court fight over improper use of credit check information
  • FIPA intervening in Election Act reference in BC Court of Appeal

 

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