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Jul 6, 2016 Possible postal disruption On June 27, 2016, Canada Post published a Public Advisory regarding a potential work disruption. In ... more
On June 27, 2016, Canada Post published a Public Advisory regarding a potential work disruption. In this event, Canada Post will not operate. Mail and parcels will not be delivered, and no new items will be accepted by Canada Post. The OIPC can be reached during a disruption through the contact information noted here.
Jun 29, 2016 Minister of Finance Mike de Jong announces the appointment of Drew McArthur as Acting Information and Privacy Commissioner for B.C. Minister of Finance Mike de Jong has announced the appointment of Drew McArthur as Acting Informatio... more
Minister of Finance Mike de Jong has announced the appointment of Drew McArthur as Acting Information and Privacy Commissioner for B.C., effective July 6, 2016.
May 5, 2016 Commissioner Denham receives PACC Fellowship Award The Privacy and Access Council of Canada (PACC) has announced that Commissioner Elizabeth Denham is ... more
The Privacy and Access Council of Canada (PACC) has announced that Commissioner Elizabeth Denham is a recipient of the 2016 PACC Fellowship Award, which recognizes industry leaders who have made significant contributions to information and access-to-information in Canada.
Feb 1, 2016 New training programs for municipalities to highlight Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act The Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner for British Columbia will partner with two pr... more
The Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner for British Columbia will partner with two privacy consulting firms to deliver full-day Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (“FIPPA”) workshops for staff and elected officials of B.C. municipalities.
Jan 25, 2016 Information Commissioners call on governments to create a duty to document Canada’s Information Commissioners have called on their respective governments to create a legislate... more
Canada’s Information Commissioners have called on their respective governments to create a legislated duty requiring public entities to document matters related to their deliberations, actions and decisions.
Jan 25, 2016 Access and privacy regulators call on governments to respect rights in information sharing initiatives Canada’s Information and Privacy Commissioners and Ombudspersons have called on all levels of govern... more
Canada’s Information and Privacy Commissioners and Ombudspersons have called on all levels of government to protect and promote privacy and access to information rights when embarking on information sharing initiatives aimed at improving government services.
Sep 23, 2015 OIPC launches new Privacy and Access Blog B.C. Information and Privacy Commissioner Elizabeth Denham is pleased to announce the launch of the ... more
B.C. Information and Privacy Commissioner Elizabeth Denham is pleased to announce the launch of the OIPC’s blog.
Aug 26, 2015 OIPC implements Piwik as a website analytics tool The Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner for BC (“OIPC”) has implemented Piwik, a free... more
The Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner for BC (“OIPC”) has implemented Piwik, a free open source web analytics platform, to gather non-identifiable information about how visitors use the OIPC website.
Jul 29, 2015 Public input wanted on B.C.'s Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act An all-party Special Committee of the Legislature is seeking public input into its review of B.C.’s ... more
An all-party Special Committee of the Legislature is seeking public input into its review of B.C.’s public sector access to information and privacy legislation.
Jun 22, 2015 OIPC releases updated guidelines for strata corporations and agents The Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner has released an updated version of Privacy Gu... more
The Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner has released an updated version of Privacy Guidelines for Strata Corporations and Strata Agents.
Jun 15, 2015 Meeting of the Asia Pacific Privacy Authorities in Hong Kong June 11-12, 2015 The 43rd Asia Pacific Privacy Authorities (APPA) Forum was hosted by the Privacy Commissioner for Pe... more
The 43rd Asia Pacific Privacy Authorities (APPA) Forum was hosted by the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data, Hong Kong on 11–12 June 2015. The meeting was attended by a broad range of APPA members
Dec 3, 2014 Meeting of the Asia Pacific Privacy Authorities in Vancouver Dec. 1-4, 2014 The 42nd Asia Pacific Privacy Authorities Forum was hosted by the Privacy Commissioner of Canada and... more
The 42nd Asia Pacific Privacy Authorities Forum was hosted by the Privacy Commissioner of Canada and the Information and Privacy Commissioner for British Columbia in Vancouver on 1-4 December 2014.
May 8, 2014 Federal, British Columbia and Alberta Privacy Commissioner issue new guidelines for online consent New guidelines will help organizations understand the importance of being transparent about their on... more
New guidelines will help organizations understand the importance of being transparent about their online privacy practices.
Jan 27, 2014 January 28 is Data Privacy Day Data Privacy Day is a global effort to raise awareness about the importance of valuing and protectin... more
Data Privacy Day is a global effort to raise awareness about the importance of valuing and protecting personal information, and to highlight the impact technology is having on individual privacy.
Nov 28, 2013 OIPC launches website survey We want your feedback on how our new website is working. Click here for a link to the survey.
Jan 14, 2013 Information for individuals concerned about Ministry of Health data breaches The Information and Privacy Commissioner is conducting an independent investigation into the unautho... more
The Information and Privacy Commissioner is conducting an independent investigation into the unauthorized disclosure of personal health data by the Ministry of Health. We will issue a public report once our investigation is complete.
Nov 20, 2012 Budget & Service Plan (2013/14-2015/16) Budget and Service Plan presented to the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Service... more
Budget and Service Plan presented to the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services on November 20, 2012.