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News Release Nov 22, 2018 Audit report finds shortfalls in City of White Rock’s FOI processes
News Release Nov 21, 2018 Commissioner to release findings of City of White Rock audit
News Release Oct 16, 2018 New guidance available for cannabis retailers in the private sector
News Release Sep 25, 2018 Statement from Information and Privacy Commissioner on Right to Know Week
News Release Sep 17, 2018 Canada’s access to information and privacy guardians call for privacy regulation and oversight of political parties
News Release Aug 14, 2018 Commissioner launches privacy awareness lesson plans for grades 6-12
Letter or Public Comment Aug 2, 2018 Letter to City of Nanaimo re: Privacy Breach Investigation - OIPC File F17-72024
News Release Aug 2, 2018 Public disclosures of City of Nanaimo documents not authorized by FIPPA
News Release Jul 13, 2018 Statement from BC Information and Privacy Commissioner on Supreme Court decision in British Columbia v. Philip Morris International, Inc.
News Release Jun 21, 2018 Statement from BC Information and Privacy Commissioner on report to the House of Commons recommending changes to federal privacy legislation
Letter or Public Comment May 11, 2018 Appearance before the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics to discuss the breach of personal information involving Cambridge Analytica and Facebook
News Release May 7, 2018 Privacy regulators advise organizations to put privacy principles into practice
Speech May 3, 2018 Presentation to Social Media Camp: Why Privacy is Good Business
News Release Apr 5, 2018 BC, federal Privacy Commissioners initiate joint investigations into AggregateIQ, Facebook
News Release Mar 22, 2018 BC landlords collect too much personal information on application forms
News Release Mar 21, 2018 Commissioner to release findings of investigation into over-collection of personal information by landlords
News Release Mar 19, 2018 Statement from Acting Information and Privacy Commissioner on the Facebook data breach
News Release Mar 5, 2018 Special Committee announces the appointment of Michael McEvoy as Information and Privacy Commissioner for BC
Speech Feb 16, 2018 Information Management, Technology and the Future of Democratic Accountability
Letter or Public Comment Feb 7, 2018 Use of video surveillance by local governments
Speech Jan 31, 2018 Through the looking glass: Views from the OIPC
News Release Jan 29, 2018 Statement from Acting Information and Privacy Commissioner on Data Privacy Day
News Release Jan 17, 2018 Audit report commends WorkSafeBC on access and privacy practices
News Release Jan 16, 2018 Commissioner to release findings of WorkSafeBC audit
Speech Nov 29, 2017 Speech to the IoT/Big Data Healthcare Summit, Western Canada
News Release Nov 28, 2017 New guidance available to physicians on privacy and security of patient records
News Release Nov 8, 2017 Chicken catching organization not authorized to surveil employees, Commissioner finds
News Release Nov 7, 2017 Acting Commissioner to release investigation report about the use of employee surveillance by a BC chicken catching organization
News Release Oct 24, 2017 Global privacy sweep finds website privacy notices lacking
News Release Oct 19, 2017 Information and Privacy Commissioners across Canada call on governments to safeguard independent review of solicitor-client privilege claims
News Release Oct 6, 2017 Acting Commissioner to review access to information and privacy practices of WorkSafeBC
News Release Sep 27, 2017 Statement from Acting Information and Privacy Commissioner on Right to Know Week
Speech Sep 21, 2017 Keynote address to Freedom of Information and Privacy Association 2017 Info Summit
News Release Sep 21, 2017 Privacy Commissioner investigating political party compliance with PIPA
News Release Sep 20, 2017 Commissioner finds government routinely in contravention of FIPPA
News Release Sep 19, 2017 Commissioner to release timeliness report about responses to access to information requests by BC government
News Release Sep 13, 2017 Commissioner releases audit into ICBC information sharing program
News Release Sep 12, 2017 Commissioner to release findings of audit of ICBC’s information sharing program
News Release Aug 23, 2017 Privacy Commissioner launches investigation into over-collection of personal information by landlords
News Release Aug 17, 2017 OIPC to investigate the availability of records without an access request
News Release Aug 11, 2017 Statement from Acting Information and Privacy Commissioner regarding TransLink's information sharing practices
News Release Jul 6, 2017 Acting Commissioner’s statement on the improper disposal of financial documents in Metchosin
News Release May 12, 2017 Trust and Transparency the focus of Privacy Awareness Week
News Release Feb 23, 2017 Commissioner to audit ICBC information sharing agreements
Speech Feb 9, 2017 From Regulated to Regulator: Two Perspectives on Privacy
Speech Feb 9, 2017 Privacy and Security in Health Care
Speech Jan 25, 2017 Presentation to Destination BC
News Release Dec 8, 2016 Medical clinic’s use of video and audio surveillance unauthorized and excessive
News Release Dec 7, 2016 Information and Privacy Commissioner to release audit report about video surveillance in a medical clinic
Speech Nov 17, 2016 Keynote address to Selkirk College
Speech Oct 22, 2016 Address to Private Investigators' Association of BC
News Release Oct 18, 2016 Information and Privacy Commissioner calls on B.C. government to improve mobile device management
News Release Oct 17, 2016 Acting Information and Privacy Commissioner to release investigation report about the use of mobile devices in B.C. government
News Release Sep 22, 2016 Global privacy guardians examine privacy risks of the Internet of Things
Speech Sep 22, 2016 Keynote address to Freedom of Information and Privacy Association 2016 Info Summit
News Release Jun 29, 2016 Ministry of Environment ordered to release soil test results from the Hullcar aquifer
News Release Jun 28, 2016 Information and Privacy Commissioner to release investigation report about proactive disclosure of information related to the Hullcar aquifer
News Release Jun 23, 2016 Improvements recommended in City of Vancouver’s freedom of information program
News Release Jun 22, 2016 Information and Privacy Commissioner to release report about the City of Vancouver’s FOI program
News Release Jun 20, 2016 University of Victoria students contribute blogs about privacy and surveillance
News Release Jun 14, 2016 Statement from B.C. Privacy Commissioner regarding improper access of health records
News Release Jun 8, 2016 Statement from B.C. Privacy Commissioner regarding proactive disclosure of current access requests
Speech Jun 2, 2016 Speech at the Freedom of Information & Privacy Law Professional Development Conference
Letter or Public Comment May 26, 2016 Privacy decisions must be made carefully
News Release May 12, 2016 Statement from B.C. Privacy Commissioner regarding recommended changes to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act
Speech May 12, 2016 Speech to the International Association of Privacy Professionals
Speech May 12, 2016 Speech to the Big Data Surveillance Plenary Research Workshop
News Release May 10, 2016 Statement from B.C. Privacy Commissioner regarding access to information reforms within government
Speech Apr 25, 2016 Accountability: building trust & credibility for businesses, citizens and regulators
Letter or Public Comment Mar 22, 2016 Letter to Minister de Jong re: Information and Privacy Commissioner for B.C.
Speech Mar 16, 2016 Speech to the Special Committee to Review the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act
Speech Feb 5, 2016 Weathering the Perfect Storm in the Digital Age
News Release Jan 28, 2016 Ministry of Education failed to protect personal information involving missing portable hard drive
News Release Jan 27, 2016 B.C. Information and Privacy Commissioner to release investigation report about Ministry of Education portable hard drive breach
News Release Dec 16, 2015 Statement from B.C. Privacy Commissioner regarding David Loukidelis’ report to government
Speech Nov 18, 2015 Speech to the Special Committee to Review the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act
News Release Nov 17, 2015 Information and Privacy Commissioner to present to the Special Committee to Review the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act
News Release Nov 13, 2015 Commissioner and representative call for co-ordinated, comprehensive cyberbullying strategy
News Release Nov 12, 2015 Joint release of report by B.C.’s representative for children and youth & information and privacy commissioner
News Release Nov 10, 2015 Commissioner to review access to information practices of the City of Vancouver
News Release Nov 2, 2015 Statement from B.C. Privacy Commissioner regarding government response to OIPC Investigation Report F15-03
News Release Oct 22, 2015 Investigation reveals major deficiencies in the access to information practices of two government ministries and the Office of the Premier
News Release Oct 21, 2015 B.C. Information and Privacy Commissioner to release investigation report about alleged deletion of emails and two additional access to information requests
Letter or Public Comment Oct 8, 2015 Letter to Minister Bond regarding Bill 39 - Provincial Immigration Programs Act
News Release Sep 30, 2015 More attention needed by Health Authorities to avoid future privacy breaches
News Release Sep 29, 2015 Information and Privacy Commissioner to release special report about how health authorities manage privacy breaches
News Release Sep 29, 2015 Office of the B.C. Information and Privacy Commissioner to take part in SSHRC research project on big data surveillance
News Release Sep 25, 2015 Statement from B.C. Information and Privacy Commissioner on Right to Know Week
Speech Sep 24, 2015 Commissioner's Address to L'Assemblee Nationale du Quebec (French Version)
Speech Sep 24, 2015 Commissioner's Address to L'Assemblee Nationale du Quebec (English Version)
News Release Sep 22, 2015 Statement from B.C. Information and Privacy Commissioner on Ministry of Education breach
News Release Sep 2, 2015 Global privacy guardians call for better privacy practices for children’s websites
News Release Aug 13, 2015 Privacy guardians urge caution for businesses contemplating a Bring Your Own Device program
Speech Jul 21, 2015 Commissioner's address to the Special Committee to review the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act
Letter or Public Comment Jul 14, 2015 Law balances privacy, accountability
News Release Jul 2, 2015 Commissioner issues report about Mount Polley mine tailings pond breach and duty to proactively disclose information in the public interest
News Release Jun 30, 2015 B.C. Information and Privacy Commissioner to release investigation report on Mount Polley mine and public interest disclosures
Speech Jun 2, 2015 House of Cards: Privacy, Security and Information Governance in a Digital Society
News Release May 28, 2015 Statement from B.C. Information and Privacy Commissioner regarding alleged destruction of records
News Release May 14, 2015 Statement from B.C. Information and Privacy Commissioner regarding proposed amendments to Bill 20 (Election Amendment Act)
Speech May 13, 2015 News and Views from B.C.'s Privacy Commissioner
News Release May 7, 2015 2nd Privacy and Access 20/20 conference to convene in Vancouver BC
News Release Apr 23, 2015 Statement from B.C. Information and Privacy Commissioner regarding exterior-facing surveillance cameras on BC Transit buses
News Release Apr 15, 2015 Statement from B.C. Privacy Commissioner welcoming agreement addressing province's archival backlog
Letter or Public Comment Apr 13, 2015 Letter to Minister Anton regarding Bill 20 - Election Amendment Act
News Release Mar 30, 2015 Key features of District of Saanich employee monitoring software violate employee privacy rights
News Release Mar 27, 2015 Information and Privacy Commissioner to release report regarding District of Saanich use of employee monitoring software
Letter or Public Comment Mar 4, 2015 Letter to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security re: Bill C-51 - The Anti-terrorism Act, 2015
Letter or Public Comment Mar 2, 2015 Letter to Minister de Jong regarding Bill 13 - Finance Statutes Amendment Act 2015
News Release Feb 18, 2015 Law enforcement agencies urged to consider privacy and personal information protection before adopting body-worn cameras
News Release Feb 17, 2015 Statement from B.C. Privacy Commissioner regarding recommended changes to the Personal Information Protection Act
Letter or Public Comment Feb 13, 2015 Letter to Minister Virk regarding Bill 5 - Government Information Act
Speech Feb 13, 2015 Curating the Future, Preserving the Past: Graduate education in the information age
Speech Feb 4, 2015 Privacy Law in the Digital Age
News Release Jan 28, 2015 Improvements recommended on government privacy breaches
News Release Jan 27, 2015 Information and Privacy Commissioner to release special report about how government manages privacy breaches
News Release Jan 20, 2015 B.C. Privacy Commissioner to investigate District of Saanich use of employee monitoring software
News Release Jan 19, 2015 Commissioner welcomes changes to employment-related record checks in B.C.
Letter or Public Comment Jan 15, 2015 Employees have privacy rights at work
News Release Jan 13, 2015 Statement from B.C. Information and Privacy Commissioner regarding employee monitoring software and use of personal email accounts
News Release Jan 13, 2015 Privacy Commissioners sign new MOU on private sector privacy
Letter or Public Comment Dec 23, 2014 Privacy Issue Consultation - New Car Dealer Association of BC and Motor Vehicle Sales Authority of British Columbia
News Release Dec 10, 2014 App marketplaces should make links to privacy policies mandatory, says Commissioner
Letter or Public Comment Dec 10, 2014 Joint Open Letter to App Marketplaces
News Release Nov 26, 2014 Statement from B.C. Information and Privacy Commissioner regarding a privacy breach at Vancouver Island Health Authority
Speech Nov 26, 2014 Commissioner's Address to the Special Committee to Review the Personal Information Protection Act
Letter or Public Comment Nov 21, 2014 Letter from Privacy Commissioners of Canada, United Kingdom, Australia and Macau regarding Insecam webcam website
News Release Nov 14, 2014 Canada's access to information and privacy guardians urge governments to better protect and promote rights of Canadians in digital era
News Release Oct 29, 2014 Statement of the Privacy and Information Commissioners of Canada on National Security and Law Enforcement Matters
Letter or Public Comment Oct 1, 2014 Letter to Jim Lightbody regarding BCLC Investigation re resignation of former CEO and President
News Release Sep 23, 2014 Government takes a step backward on timely responses to access to information requests
News Release Sep 22, 2014 Information and Privacy Commissioner to release special report
News Release Sep 19, 2014 Statement from B.C. Information and Privacy Commissioner on Right to Know Week
Speech Sep 19, 2014 Commissioner's Address to the BC Information Summit
News Release Sep 10, 2014 B.C. app developers need to do a better job of providing privacy information to users, says Commissioner
News Release Aug 14, 2014 BC Information and Privacy Commissioner to investigate whether government should have notified the public about potential risks at Mount Polley mine
News Release Jul 22, 2014 B.C. Information and Privacy Commissioner calls on the B.C. government to fix 10-year archiving impasse and modernize records management
News Release Jul 21, 2014 Information and Privacy Commissioner to release special report on archives
Speech Jun 30, 2014 Converting Accountability into Credible Building Blocks for Consumers and Regulators
Letter or Public Comment Jun 26, 2014 Editorial: Residential school survivors must decide the fate of their testimony
Letter or Public Comment Jun 24, 2014 Disclosure of student personal information to BCTF representatives
Letter or Public Comment Jun 16, 2014 Updated guidance on the storage of information outside of Canada by public bodies
News Release Jun 16, 2014 Updated guidance on the storage of information outside of Canada by public bodies
Letter or Public Comment Jun 16, 2014 Commissioner Denham welcomes the Supreme Court of Canada's decision in R v Spencer
Letter or Public Comment Jun 12, 2014 Letter to the editor regarding social media background checks
Speech Jun 10, 2014 News and Views from BC's Information and Privacy Commissioner
Speech Jun 4, 2014 Privacy Management: In Enterprise We Trust
Letter or Public Comment Jun 2, 2014 Letter from Commissioners Cavoukian, Clayton, and Denham to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights regarding testimony on Bill C-13
News Release May 23, 2014 Statement from B.C. Privacy Commissioner regarding Bill C-13
News Release May 2, 2014 On Privacy Awareness Week, Asia Pacific data protection authorities call on citizens to 'mobilize their privacy'
News Release Apr 30, 2014 BC needs new health information law to improve patient care, protect privacy
Letter or Public Comment Apr 30, 2014 Op-Ed: A Prescription for Legislative Reform needed in health care system
News Release Apr 29, 2014 Information and Privacy Commissioner to release special report
News Release Apr 15, 2014 Stop disclosing non-conviction information in employment-related record checks, says B.C. Privacy Commissioner
News Release Apr 11, 2014 Heartbleed: What you need to do to protect yourself
Letter or Public Comment Apr 2, 2014 Letter to Hon. Andrew Wilkinson regarding designation of BCACP and BCAMCP under FIPPA (includes all public submissions)
News Release Apr 1, 2014 Statement from B.C. Privacy Commissioner regarding the results of government's public consultation on the BC Services Card
Letter or Public Comment Apr 1, 2014 Letter to Minister Pat Pimm regarding Bill 19 - Animal Health Act
Letter or Public Comment Mar 12, 2014 Letter to Environment Minister Mary Polak regarding Bill 18, Water Sustainability Act
Speech Feb 28, 2014 Leveraging the Transparency Effect in Police Governance
Letter or Public Comment Feb 14, 2014 Letter to Justice Minister Suzanne Anton QC regarding the Missing Persons Act
Speech Feb 7, 2014 The Transparency Effect
News Release Feb 5, 2014 Statement from Commissioner regarding B.C. Privacy and Security Awareness Day
News Release Jan 22, 2014 Public agencies need a strong business case for video or audio surveillance
Letter or Public Comment Dec 11, 2013 Letter from Commissioner Denham to stakeholders regarding the BC Association of Chiefs of Police and the BC Association of Municipal Chiefs of Police
News Release Dec 2, 2013 Commissioner recommends changes to freedom-of-information law
News Release Nov 29, 2013 Commissioner to release report on disclosure of risks to health and safety
Speech Nov 22, 2013 The Employment Relationship as the Privacy Laboratory
News Release Nov 15, 2013 Statement from B.C. Information and Privacy Commissioner regarding Supreme Court of Canada decision
Speech Nov 8, 2013 Media Democracy Days
News Release Oct 29, 2013 B.C. Information and Privacy Commissioner to investigate police information checks
Speech Oct 26, 2013 Privacy: What You Need to Know
Letter or Public Comment Oct 18, 2013 Letter to Mr. Normand Wong regarding the FPT working group on cybercrime cyberbullying report
News Release Oct 9, 2013 Canada's access to information and privacy guardians urge government to modernize laws
Letter or Public Comment Oct 4, 2013 We need to modernize B.C.'s information and privacy laws (Vancouver Sun, Oct. 4 2013)
News Release Sep 24, 2013 Statement from B.C. Information and Privacy Commissioner on Right to Know Week
News Release Aug 13, 2013 B.C. businesses must improve online privacy practices, says Commissioner
News Release Aug 1, 2013 Commissioner makes five recommendations to improve personal information practices for government and the BC Liberal Party
News Release Jul 31, 2013 Commissioner to release report on alleged information sharing between B.C. Government and B.C. Liberal Party
News Release Jul 25, 2013 Commissioner makes recommendations to enhance transparency and accountability in BC open government initiative
News Release Jul 24, 2013 Information and Privacy Commissioner to release investigation report on open government
Letter or Public Comment Jul 4, 2013 Letter to Chief Constable Jamie Graham regarding Automated Licence Plate Recognition (ALPR)
News Release Jun 26, 2013 Health ministry must improve personal privacy controls in wake of breaches
News Release Jun 26, 2013 BC Privacy Commissioner releases new guidance to help public bodies effectively protect personal privacy
News Release Jun 25, 2013 Privacy Commissioner to release report on Ministry of Health privacy breach
Letter or Public Comment Jun 18, 2013 Joint letter to Google Inc. regarding Google Glass
News Release Jun 11, 2013 Statement from B.C. Privacy Commissioner regarding internet surveillance
Speech May 1, 2013 News and Views of BC's Information and Privacy Commissioner
News Release Apr 29, 2013 Privacy Awareness Week: Asia Pacific data protection authorities team up to show why privacy matters
Letter or Public Comment Mar 18, 2013 Letter to Hon. Ben Stewart, Minister of Citizens' Services and Open Government
News Release Mar 18, 2013 B.C. Information and Privacy Commissioner announces preliminary investigation
News Release Mar 5, 2013 There's an app for that: Privacy, security and your smartphone
News Release Mar 4, 2013 Commissioner calls for legal reform in wake of “no responsive records” investigation
Letter or Public Comment Feb 28, 2013 Letter to Lynda Tarras, Head of the BC Public Service Agency
Letter or Public Comment Feb 26, 2013 Letter to Minister Shirley Bond regarding Bill 12, Community Safety Act (2013)
Letter or Public Comment Feb 8, 2013 Letter to Deputy Minister Kim Henderson regarding BC Services Card Phase 1 review
News Release Feb 8, 2013 Statement from B.C. Information and Privacy Commissioner regarding the BC Services Card
Speech Feb 8, 2013 Protecting Privacy in a Connected World
Speech Jan 28, 2013 Understanding PIPA: Best Practices for Security Professionals
News Release Jan 27, 2013 Statement from B.C. Privacy Commissioner on Data Privacy Day
News Release Jan 14, 2013 Statement from B.C. Privacy Commissioner regarding data breaches at the Ministry of Health
News Release Jan 7, 2013 Statement from B.C. Information and Privacy Commissioner regarding the BC Services Card
News Release Dec 6, 2012 Statement from B.C. Information and Privacy Commissioner regarding a privacy breach at Vancouver Coastal Health Authority
News Release Nov 15, 2012 Police must make changes to licence plate scanning technology, says B.C. Privacy Commissioner
Letter or Public Comment Nov 12, 2012 Response from Commissioners Denham, Cavoukian and Clayton to Chief Chu re: Bill C-30
Letter or Public Comment Nov 7, 2012 Letter from Commissioners Denham, Clayton and Cavoukian in response to Chief Constable Chu re: Bill C-30 (Lawful Access)
News Release Oct 24, 2012 Privacy Commissioners help developers seize opportunity to create privacy-friendly apps
Letter or Public Comment Oct 15, 2012 Letter to Craig James Re: MLA Expenses
News Release Sep 27, 2012 Information and privacy commissioners co-host the 7th annual PIPA Conference
Speech Sep 20, 2012 Privacy Matters: Tips and Best Practices for IT Professionals
Speech Sep 19, 2012 Freedom of Information and Privacy Association 2012 Info Summit
News Release Sep 14, 2012 OIPC promotes open data literacy and leadership for Right to Know Week 2012
Letter or Public Comment Aug 16, 2012 Privacy is a Partner, Not A Foe, in Medical Research (OpEd Vancouver Sun)
News Release Aug 14, 2012 Privacy Commissioners call on small- and medium-sized businesses to look before they leap into the cloud
News Release Jul 30, 2012 Privacy Commissioner to investigate licence plate recognition and disclosure of risks to health and safety
News Release Jul 25, 2012 B.C. government must change employee criminal record check policy, Privacy Commissioner finds
Letter or Public Comment Jul 23, 2012 Letter to Douglas Horne, Chair of the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services, regarding a progress report on implementation of the Commissioner's expanded mandate
Speech Jun 12, 2012 Privacy, Security, Accountability: Best Practices for CISOs
Speech Jun 4, 2012 The Intersection and Synergies of RIM, Privacy and Information Access
Speech May 30, 2012 Technology, Enforcement & Legislative Change: News and Views from the Commissioner
Letter or Public Comment May 24, 2012 Letter to Honourable Blair Lekstrom Re: Bill 47 - Coastal Ferry Amendment Act, 2012
Letter or Public Comment May 11, 2012 Letter to Honourable Blair Lekstrom Re: Bill 47 – Coastal Ferry Amendment Act
Letter or Public Comment May 3, 2012 Letter to Honourable Margaret MacDiarmid Re: Bill 39 - Emergency Intervention Disclosure Act
Letter or Public Comment May 3, 2012 Letter to Honourable Don McRae Re: Bill 37 - Animal Health Act
Letter or Public Comment May 1, 2012 Letter to Honourable Michael de Jong Re: Bill 35 – 2012 Pharmaceutical Services Act
News Release Apr 27, 2012 OIPC marks Privacy Awareness Week with private sector outreach and education
Letter or Public Comment Apr 18, 2012 Letter to Honourable Stephanie Cadieux Re: Role of the BC Information and Privacy Commissioner in the Integrated Case Management (ICM) Project as Referenced in the Times Colonist April 12, 2012
News Release Apr 2, 2012 Perimeter security: Privacy commissioners urge transparency and respect of Canadian privacy standards
News Release Mar 29, 2012 UVic failed to protect personal information in privacy breach
Speech Mar 21, 2012 Assemblies in the Digital Age: New Information Opportunities
Letter or Public Comment Feb 27, 2012 Letter to Kevin Sorenson, MP Re: Bill C-30 – An Act to Enact the Investigating and Preventing Criminal Electronic Communications Act and to Amend the Criminal Code and Other Acts
News Release Feb 23, 2012 OIPC issues cloud computing guidelines for public bodies
Speech Feb 17, 2012 Privacy, Accountability and the Digital Revolution
News Release Feb 16, 2012 ICBC cannot use facial recognition to identify Stanley Cup rioters without a court order, says B.C.’s Privacy Commissioner
News Release Jan 27, 2012 B.C. Privacy Commissioner launches video surveillance education project
Letter or Public Comment Jan 23, 2012 Letter to Dave Nikolejsin Re: Follow-up to Timeliness Report for Fiscal Year 2010/11
Speech Jan 17, 2012 Technology and Privacy: The Road Ahead
News Release Jan 6, 2012 B.C.’s Information and Privacy Commissioner announces new partnership in global privacy
News Release Nov 2, 2011 Privacy Commissioner launches investigations into two privacy breaches
Letter or Public Comment Oct 20, 2011 Letter to Honourable Dr. Margaret MacDiarmid Re: Amendment to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act
News Release Oct 12, 2011 Privacy commissioner releases guidance on social media background checks
News Release Oct 11, 2011 Information and Privacy Commissioners co-host the 6th Private Sector Privacy Conference
News Release Oct 4, 2011 Commissioner Satisfied Proposed Amendments Strike Workable Balance
Letter or Public Comment Oct 4, 2011 Letter to Honourable Dr. Margaret MacDiarmid Re: Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act Amendments
Letter or Public Comment Sep 30, 2011 Letter to Hon. Bill Barisoff Re: MLA Expenses
News Release Sep 22, 2011 Government responding faster to access to information requests — Commissioner focus to shift to quality of responses
News Release Jul 28, 2011 Privacy Commissioner Investigating BC Hydro’s Smart Metering Program
News Release Jul 22, 2011 Privacy Commissioner Confirms Investigation of ICBC’s use of Facial Recognition Technology
News Release Jul 19, 2011 Open information and open data policy a promising milestone
News Release Jun 29, 2011 Social networking changing the face of privacy
Letter or Public Comment Jun 29, 2011 Letter to Victoria Times Colonist Re: Smart meters and privacy issues
Speech Jun 16, 2011 The information revolution: open government and open data
Speech Jun 15, 2011 Data sharing in a gov 2.0 world
News Release May 31, 2011 Privacy commissioner monitoring series of unprecedented security breaches
News Release May 16, 2011 Commissioner recommends BC Ferries amend disclosure practices
News Release May 12, 2011 Information and Privacy Commissioner Orders $300 Million Revenue Contract Disclosed
News Release May 6, 2011 Privacy Commissioner orders insurance company to stop collecting personal information
News Release May 3, 2011 Privacy commissioners unveil tool to strengthen personal data security
Speech Apr 4, 2011 Finding Our Way Through The Clouds
News Release Mar 25, 2011 Commissioner shares BC civil liberties concerns over information in police database
Speech Feb 17, 2011 The value of privacy
News Release Feb 15, 2011 Privacy Commissioner issues final report into online gaming
News Release Feb 3, 2011 Vancouver school board ordered to release student safety report
News Release Jan 24, 2011 Privacy Commissioner creates expert access and privacy advisory board
Speech Jan 18, 2011 Social networking in the workplace
News Release Nov 25, 2010 Commissioner orders disclosure of outsourcing contracts
News Release Oct 15, 2010 Commissioner’s office releases “Privacy Guidelines for Landlords and Tenants”
Speech Sep 29, 2010 Commissioner’s address to the BC Information Summit
News Release Sep 27, 2010 Translink employee remuneration must be disclosed
News Release Sep 24, 2010 Commissioner highlights importance of right to Know Week
News Release Sep 8, 2010 OIPC faults ministry’s privacy practices
News Release Sep 1, 2010 Access to Information and Privacy Commissioners Call for Open Government
News Release Aug 19, 2010 Privacy Commissioner accepts expert review of BCLC’s online repair
News Release Aug 17, 2010 Health authority outsourcing contracts must be disclosed
News Release Aug 5, 2010 Government responding faster to freedom of information requests
News Release Jul 27, 2010 Update on status of investigation concerning the B.C. Lottery Corporation privacy breach
News Release Jun 30, 2010 Privacy remains at risk
Letter or Public Comment Apr 22, 2010 Letter to The Honourable Kevin Falcon Re: Bill 11—2010 Miscellaneous Statutes Amendment Act (no.2) 2010—Ministry of Health Amendment Act
News Release Apr 16, 2010 Registrar declines to investigate complaint concerning Richard Turner
News Release Mar 5, 2010 Privacy - the forgotten ingredient, Commissioner finds
News Release Feb 10, 2010 Vancouver Coastal eHealth Privacy Investigation Report to Be Issued
News Release Feb 10, 2010 Vancouver Coastal eHealth Privacy Investigation Report to Be Issued
Letter or Public Comment Oct 23, 2009 Letter to Hon. Kash Heed Re: Bill 16 – 2009––Body Armour Control Act
News Release Oct 15, 2009 Privacy Commissioner releases report on ICBC jury-checking
News Release Sep 23, 2009 Right to Know Week proclaimed by the British Columbia government
Letter or Public Comment Sep 22, 2009 Letter to Honourable Kevin Falcon Re: Bill 2––Budget Measures Implementation Act (No. 2) 2009––Continuing Care Act amendments
News Release Sep 10, 2009 Privacy commissioners urge caution on expanded surveillance plan
News Release Aug 21, 2009 Privacy commissioner & TreoScope announce solution for id scanning by bars
News Release Jul 30, 2009 Privacy Commissioner’s Office Releases Strata Corporation Guidelines
News Release Jul 24, 2009 Information and Privacy Commissioner Comments on Driver’s Licence Scanning Situation
News Release Jul 21, 2009 Information and Privacy Commissioner Releases Order on Driver’s Licence Scanning
News Release Jul 13, 2009 Commissioner, BCMA and College of Physicians and Surgeons offer guidance to physicians on privacy and security of patient records
News Release Jul 8, 2009 Timely FOI responses & e-health developments are key themes of commissioner’s 2008-2009 annual report
Letter or Public Comment May 27, 2009 Letter to Honourable Iain Black Re: Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (“ICBC”)—Audit Respecting Disclosure of Personal Information in Jury Trials
News Release Feb 13, 2009 Commissioner faults government’s FOI performance
News Release Feb 8, 2009 Executive leadership needed to address privacy breaches, Acting Commissioner concludes
News Release Feb 8, 2009 Executive leadership needed to address privacy breaches, Acting Commissioner concludes
Speech Feb 4, 2009 “Where Angels Fear to Tread”—Privacy in the Brave New World of Data Sharing
News Release Feb 2, 2009 Privacy protection must be part of Vancouver Olympic Games planning, say federal and B.C. Privacy Commissioners
Speech Nov 22, 2008 Privacy and Openness in Tribunal Decisions
Letter or Public Comment Nov 4, 2008 Letter to The Honourable Wally Oppal, Q.C. & The Honourable John Van Dongen Re: Video Surveillance––Ministry of Attorney General and Ministry of Public Safety & Solicitor General
Letter or Public Comment Aug 5, 2008 Letter to Mike Farnworth, MLA Re: Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (“ICBC”)––report respecting ICBC’s Material Damage Research and Training Facility
Letter or Public Comment Apr 17, 2008 Letter to Hon. Richard Neufeld Re: Bill 16-2008––Greenhouse Gas Reduction (Renewable and Low Carbon Fuel Requirements) Act
Letter or Public Comment Apr 14, 2008 Letter to Hon. George Abbott Re: Bill 24––E-Health (Personal Health Information Access and Protection of Privacy) Act
Letter or Public Comment Apr 4, 2008 Letter to Hon. Richard Neufeld Re: Bill 16––Greenhouse Gas Reduction (Renewable and Low Carbon Fuel Requirements) Act
Letter or Public Comment Apr 4, 2008 Letter to Hon. Barry Penner Re: Bill 18––Greenhouse Gas Reduction (Cap and Trade) Act