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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BC FIPA presents its submission to the Committee to Consider Bill C-2, the Federal Accountability Act

BC FIPA has made its submission on the Federal Accountability Act, Bill C-2 to the committee reviewing the legislation.

BC FIPA offers 10 recommendations regarding the Act, including increasing the powers of the Information Commissioner, expanding the coverage of the Access to Information Act, creating a duty to document, strengthening public interest provisions, increasing protection for whistleblowers, and more.

Read the full submission and recommendations (pdf).

Submission on the Reform of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act Consultation

BC FIPA has made submission to the Minister of Management Services, the Hon. Sandy Santori, regarding the ongoing process of reform of BC’s Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (“FIPPA” or “the Act”).

Our submission comments on the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Amendment Act, 2002; our recommendations for additional amendments to the Act this fall; and, our suggestions for action on other issues affecting freedom of information and privacy that we hope will be on the agenda this fall.

Read the full submission (pdf).