We are asking the BC Government to keep their promise.
The BC Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) was meant to help create a culture of openness and transparency within the government.
Today, however, we frequently see public bodies failing to create records or destroying them in order to avoid the possibility of release. We are getting more calls and hearing more stories from concerned citizens who are not able to get the information they are looking for or who have found their privacy rights breached by a public body with little or no recourse.
Over the past year, we have tried to work with government on improving FIPPA. One year later, there has been no action and we do not have any sign that the government will move forward on legislative change.
What are the issues?
We’re calling for:
- A legislated duty to document under FIPPA
- Bringing public bodies’ subsidiaries under FIPPA
- Implement Mandatory Privacy Breach Notification
- Expand the oversight of the Office of the Privacy Commissioner in the areas of Privacy
What can you do?
Sign the petition for FIPPA reform today! Along with our partners at the BC Civil Liberties Association, we’re asking you to add your voice to our call for government to make the legislative changes they promised.
By signing the petition, you’ll be directly telling Premier John Horgan, Minister Jinny Sims, and Attorney General David Eby that information and privacy rights are important to you.