Thank you for visiting B.C.’s Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIPPA) review website.
There are many different perspectives on Freedom of Information (FOI) and Privacy. We want to hear from people and organizations across our Province who have an interest in access to information and privacy and have thoughts to share on how to make change.
This is the first time that government has directly engaged British Columbians in a discussion about potential improvements to the rules that govern both FOI and the protection of your personal information.
We hope you’ll take the time to explore the site and share your thoughts. You’ll be able to read submissions from others about changes they would like to see, as well as blog posts that will focus on what we know are some of the key issues. You can participate by commenting on the blog, or by writing down your own ideas and submitting them.
Maybe your idea is about the information we make available online, or maybe it’s about the FOI process. Maybe your idea is about FOIPPA and a way to improve the rules that are set out in it. This is your chance to join the discussion.
The website will be live until April 9, 2018. Then we’ll use all the ideas we gathered to inform a report on recommended improvements.
Government is the steward of important information that belongs to British Columbians. That information can be used to support public transparency and accountability, provide effective service delivery, and preserve the historical record of the Province.
It’s important to recognize that some of that information is your personal information. And we need to make sure we protect it.
Thanks for participating. We look forward to hearing from you about how we can make real improvements that will strike the right balance between making information available so that you can engage with government on topics that interest you, and ensuring that we protect your personal information.