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Office of Info & Priv Comm

About

Established in 1993, the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner provides independent oversight and enforcement of B.C.'s access and privacy laws, including:

The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act ("FIPPA"​), which applies to over 2,900 "public bodies"​ including ministries, local governments, schools, crown corporations, hospitals, municipal police forces, and more;

The Personal Information Protection Act ("PIPA"​), which applies to over 380,000 private sector "organizations"​ including businesses, charities, associations, trade unions and trusts.