The Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner is a "public body" covered by the Freedom of Information & Protection of Privacy Act ("FIPPA"). This means that access requests can be made for records in our custody or under our control.
Under section 62 of FIPPA, an applicant can request a review of our response to an access request. These reviews are called adjudications and are carried out by B.C. Supreme Court judges. Personal identifiers have been removed to protect the privacy of individual applicants.
Adjudicators have consistently ruled that only the OIPC's administrative records are, as provided by section 3 of FIPPA, subject to an access request. Our case files are not.