2016 BC Information Summit

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September 22, 2016
UBC Robson Square Theatre
Vancouver, BC

We have seen major shifts in the freedom of information and privacy landscape since our last Information Summit. This year, Information Summit 2016 will hear from experts and people intimately involved in how the world of information is changing. The BC Freedom of Information and Privacy Association (FIPA) is pleased to bring you a variety of perspectives on the strategies being developed to meet these new challenges, and where we can expect to be in the not too distant future.

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Access to Information for Local Government Workshops

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This workshop is designed for a wide range of local government officials, including FIPPA coordinators, elected officials, department managers, communications staff, legal or regulatory officials, and information managers. This intensive session will provide detailed description and analysis of the legislative right of access standards, allowable exceptions, search and severing procedures, fees and response logistics, personal information access requests, requests for correction, and third party notices.

For more information, including for workshops being held in your area, visit or contact Rick Klumpenhouwer, Cenera,

Privacy Awareness Workshops

This workshop is designed for any municipal staff of local governments who deal with the public, including elected officials. This workshop will focus on the changing world of privacy, FIPPA requirements, accountable privacy management programs, privacy risk management, and how privacy relates to records management, information access, and other related programs. 

For more information, including for workshops being held in your area, contact Jay Loder, Rouleur Privacy Consulting, 

More Events

Data Privacy Day


Held on January 28 each year, Data Privacy Day is intended to promote greater awareness about digital and online privacy, and the impact technology has on our personal information. Visit the official Data Privacy Day website for more information.

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) has produced posters and web graphics, which you can download and use to promote Data Privacy Day in your organization.

In honour of Data Privacy Day 2016, Commissioner Denham did a video to give her top privacy tips. Check out the video here.

BC AWARE Campaign


The BC AWARE Campaign aims to unify the various information technology, IT security, privacy, governance, and risk assurance organizations in British Columbia by creating a major privacy and security awareness initiative that each participating organization can embrace as its own.

For more information about BC AWARE events, visit the BC AWARE website.

Privacy Awareness Week


An initiative of the Asia Pacific Privacy Authorities (APPA). Privacy Awareness Week is an opportunity to promote privacy rights and responsibilities in both the public and private sector. For more information, visit

Right to Know Week


Right to Know Week is an extension of international Right to Know Day, celebrated on September 28 of each year. The right of access to information is an important human right and is essential for transparent and accountable governance. It also makes it possible for citizens to get more involved in the decision-making processes of government. For more information about Right to Know Week across Canada, visit the Office of the Information Commissioner of Canada website.