Special Report 24-01: Review of Government's performance in responding to access requests

The right to access public body records without unreasonable delay is protected by law and is critical to enabling an informed and well functioning democratic society. The provincial Government receives thousands of requests for access to records each year and, as such, the timeliness of Government in responding to access requests is important.

This report marks the ninth review from the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner (OIPC) on Government’s timeliness, and covers the three-year period of April 1, 2020 to March 31, 2023. Where possible, the OIPC also examined historical data on Government’s performance over the past decade.

To view the full report: https://www.oipc.bc.ca/special-reports/3950

To read the news release: https://www.oipc.bc.ca/news-releases/3951

To view a video on the report: https://youtu.be/0BzP-viGXlw

To view an overview of the report: https://www.oipc.bc.ca/media/17738/timeliness-overview-sheet-2024.pdf

Message from the Commissioner

photo of Commissioner McEvoy and report cover from Timeliness report

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