Bc Privacy

B.C. Privacy Commissioner Alerts RCMP Over Deleted Gov't Emails

CP | Posted 10.22.2016 | Canada British Columbia

An investigation uncovered negligent searches for records, failure to keep adequate email records, a failure to document searches and the willful destruction of records in response to FOI requests.

Bill 20 Could Weaponize Voter Data In B.C.

Matt Toner | Posted 05.31.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Matt Toner

One could easily argue that on a daily basis, far more British Columbians are impacted by Facebook's policies than by any potential pipeline.

Privacy Violations On Upswing In B.C.: Watchdog Report

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.30.2015 | Canada British Columbia

B.C.'s privacy watchdog is calling for improved teamwork between the government and her office.

Public Danger Warnings Slacking, Commissioner Says

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.01.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - Public bodies in British Columbia, including the provincial government, don't do enough to warn people about potential health, safety and e...

Do Criminal Record Checks Go Too Far?

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - Concerns about the amount and type of personal information disclosed in police record checks have prompted an investigation by B.C.'s priva...

It Takes Two To Kill Illegal Police Licence Surveillance

Vincent Gogolek | Posted 01.22.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Vincent Gogolek

B.C.'s Information and Privacy Commissioner took a stiff shot at the use of Automatic License Plate Recognition technology by the Victoria police. But it will likely take more than just her efforts to bring this ever-expanding surveillance system back in line with privacy law. The RCMP simply shouldn't be running a surveillance system on people who haven't broken any law, and they shouldn't be able to take advantage of the federal-provincial jurisdictional split to do so either.

B.C.'s Black Hole Of Public Information

CP | James Keller, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.13.2012 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - The British Columbia government responds to nearly a quarter of all requests under freedom-of-information laws by insisting it has no reco...