Wednesday, October 05, 2011

British Columbia proposes amendments to public sector privacy and access law

The province of British Columbia has introduced legislation to significantly revise the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. I haven't head a chance to really plumb the depths of the amendments yet, but did note that it does nothing to address the problem posed by the broad prohibition against cross-border transfers of personal information.

The bill is here: Bill 3 — 2011: Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Amendment Act, 2011.

And a markup of the full statute, showing the proposed amendments in track changes are here.

Just remember, this is at first reading stage so may be subject to amendment at the committee stage.

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