FIPA Bulletin – March 2013

In this issue:

  • Election Act gag law forces charter challenge
  • Victoria police come around to privacy — sort of
  • Annual General Meeting
  • Bad Id(ea) as Provincial Government charges ahead with a new ID card, serious privacy concerns remain
  • Oral culture at top levels of government grows under ‘Open Government Premier’
  • Feds kill online spying bill, but spirit of surveillance lives on
  • Election preview: focus on info rights
  • Event Recap: Privacy Skills Breakfast

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FIPA Bulletin – October 2012

In this issue:

  • 2012 BC Informatiion Summit tackles “Government 2.0”
  • Just Rewards: Darrell Evans awarded Grace-Pépin Access to Information Award
  • OIPC to investigate government’s failure to post FOI requests after FIPA complaint
  • BC election law still has constitutional problems despite BC Court of Appeal ruling
  • Lock Down: wall of secrecy around Ministry of Health privacy breach slams door shut on freedom of information.
  • Provincial FOI performance plummets over last decade
  • Troubled integrated case management system “stable and secure” – Minister
  • FIPA + Huffington Post BC
  • FIPA at Media Democracy Days

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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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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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