The purpose of this engagement was to invite British Columbians to provide input to help shape government’s next steps regarding the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIPPA).

This website provided information on the current Access to Information and Privacy rules in B.C. and elsewhere in Canada, and asked British Columbians to participate in an online discussion or provide written submissions on their thoughts about some key issues such as penalties for contravening the Act, fees for access to information, and the kinds of information they would like to see government make available without the need for a formal FOI request.

The public engagement on the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIPPA) closed on April 9 at 4pm, 2018. The Provincial Government’s Citizen’s Engagement team is preparing a summary of the input gathered throughout the engagement.

This data, along with other sources of information such as past Special Committee and Commissioner’s reports, will inform a report by the Minister of Citizens’ Services that will detail specific actions that will help shape improvements to policy, practice, education and awareness, regulation and legislation.