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Privacy Guidelines for Strata Corporations and Strata Agents
BC’s Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA) applies to the collection, use and disclosure of “personal information” by strata corporations (stratas). The Office of the Information and Privacy ... more
BC’s Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA) applies to the collection, use and disclosure of “personal information” by strata corporations (stratas). The Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner (OIPC) oversees stratas’ compliance with PIPA and these guidelines are intended to assist them.
Type: Guidance Document
Date: 1/25/2022 12:00:00 AM
Podcasts
PrivacyRight podcasts present a fictional story based on files and themes that affect private organizations in BC. All characters in the story are fake, but the implications are real. Episode 1 - ... more
PrivacyRight podcasts present a fictional story based on files and themes that affect private organizations in BC. All characters in the story are fake, but the implications are real. Episode 1 - Down the rabbit hole  Ben worked for a tiling company in Northern BC. When he gets laid off and has to start looking for work, he finds out that there is more to the application process than just ...
The Owners, Strata Plan BCS1964 (Icon 1 and 2)
A resident of a strata building complained that the strata corporation was in violation of the Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA) by inappropriately collecting and using personal information ... more
A resident of a strata building complained that the strata corporation was in violation of the Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA) by inappropriately collecting and using personal information that it obtained through its video surveillance system and its key fob system. The adjudicator concluded the strata corporation was authorized under PIPA to collect and use personal information ...
Type: Order
Date: 6/29/2021 12:00:00 AM
Document #: P21-06
Public Body: The Owners, Strata Plan BCS1964 (Icon 1 and 2)
By: Lisa Siew
The Owners, Strata Plan
The complainants alleged that the council of their strata plan (organization) improperly disclosed their personal information to other strata owners. The adjudicator found that the Personal ... more
The complainants alleged that the council of their strata plan (organization) improperly disclosed their personal information to other strata owners. The adjudicator found that the Personal Information Protection Act did not authorize the organization’s disclosure of the complainants’ personal information.
Type: Order
Date: 2/25/2021 12:00:00 AM
Document #: P21-02
Public Body: The Owners, Strata Plan
By: Celia Francis
Podcast helps stratas protect personal information and avoid privacy pitfalls
Strata complexes deal with an enormous amount of people’s personal information, often without a clear understanding of applicable laws or the simple steps they can take to comply with them. A newly ... more
Strata complexes deal with an enormous amount of people’s personal information, often without a clear understanding of applicable laws or the simple steps they can take to comply with them. A newly released podcast from the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner for British Columbia (OIPC) tackles some of the most pressing issues relating to the personal information rights of the more ...
Type: News Release
Date: 3/7/2020 12:00:00 AM
Document #: F20-07
Little Qualicum River Village Strata Corporation
The applicant made a request to the strata corporation for copies of correspondence complaining about her dog. The strata corporation refused to disclose the parts of the correspondence that ... more
The applicant made a request to the strata corporation for copies of correspondence complaining about her dog. The strata corporation refused to disclose the parts of the correspondence that identified other individuals. The adjudicator found that s. 23 of the Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA) did not apply because the applicant’s request was not for access to her own personal ...
Type: Order
Date: 1/24/2019 12:00:00 AM
Document #: P19-01
Public Body: Little Qualicum River Village Strata Corporation
By: Elizabeth Barker
Privacy Commissioner’s Office Releases Strata Corporation Guidelines
B.C.’s Privacy Commissioner’s office today released ‘Privacy Guidelines for Strata Corporations and Strata Agents’. These new guidelines support B.C.’s strata corporations in meeting their privacy ... more
B.C.’s Privacy Commissioner’s office today released ‘Privacy Guidelines for Strata Corporations and Strata Agents’. These new guidelines support B.C.’s strata corporations in meeting their privacy obligations under the Personal Information Protection Act and the Strata Property Act.
Type: News Release
Date: 7/30/2009 12:00:00 AM
Shoal Point Strata Council
Residents of a strata condominium complained about aspects of the use of video surveillance in the building. Section 14 of PIPA permits the use of video surveillance on exterior doors and in the ... more
Residents of a strata condominium complained about aspects of the use of video surveillance in the building. Section 14 of PIPA permits the use of video surveillance on exterior doors and in the parkade for the purposes of preventing unauthorized entry, theft or the threat to personal safety or damage to property, but not for bylaw enforcement. Section 14 does not permit the use of video ...
Type: Order
Date: 12/2/2009 12:00:00 AM
Document #: P09-02
Public Body: Shoal Point Strata Council
By: Jay Fedorak
OIPC releases updated guidelines for strata corporations and agents
The Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner has released an updated version of Privacy Guidelines for Strata Corporations and Strata Agents.
Type: Announcement
Date: 6/22/2015 12:00:00 AM
2010-2011 Annual Report
There has been a remarkable consistency in the number of requests for review and complaints made to our office in recent years under the two laws we oversee, the Freedom of Information and Protection ... more
There has been a remarkable consistency in the number of requests for review and complaints made to our office in recent years under the two laws we oversee, the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) and the Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA). In fact, the total number of FIPPA and PIPA requests and complaints we received during the fiscal year covered by this ...
Type: Budget, Annual Report & Service Plan
Date: 6/20/2011 12:00:00 AM