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Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act

[RSBC 1996] CHAPTER 165

Contents
Part 1 — Introductory Provisions
 1Definitions
 2Purposes of this Act
 3Scope of this Act
Part 2 — Freedom of Information
 Division 1 — Information Rights and How to Exercise Them
 4Information rights
 5How to make a request
 6Duty to assist applicants
 7Time limit for responding
 8Contents of response
 9How access will be given
 10Extending the time limit for responding
 11Transferring a request
 Division 2 — Exceptions
 12Cabinet and local public body confidences
 13Policy advice or recommendations
 14Legal advice
 15Disclosure harmful to law enforcement
 16Disclosure harmful to intergovernmental relations or negotiations
 17Disclosure harmful to the financial or economic interests of a public body
 18Disclosure harmful to the conservation of heritage sites, etc.
 19Disclosure harmful to individual or public safety
 20Information that will be published or released within 60 days
 21Disclosure harmful to business interests of a third party
 22Disclosure harmful to personal privacy
 22.1Disclosure of information relating to abortion services
 Division 3 — Notice to Third Parties
 23Notifying the third party
 24Time limit and notice of decision
 Division 4 — Public Interest Paramount
 25Information must be disclosed if in the public interest
Part 3 — Protection of Privacy
 Division 1 — Collection, Protection and Retention of Personal Information by Public Bodies
 26Purpose for which personal information may be collected
 27How personal information is to be collected
 27.1When personal information is not collected
 28Accuracy of personal information
 29Right to request correction of personal information
 30Protection of personal information
 30.1Storage and access must be in Canada
 30.2Obligation to report foreign demand for disclosure
 30.3Whistle-blower protection
 30.4Unauthorized disclosure prohibited
 30.5Notification of unauthorized disclosure
 31Retention of personal information
 31.1Application to employees and others
 Division 2 — Use and Disclosure of Personal Information by Public Bodies
 32Use of personal information
 33Disclosure of personal information
 33.1Disclosure inside or outside Canada
 33.2Disclosure inside Canada only
 33.3Disclosure of personal information in records available to public without request
 34Definition of consistent purpose
 35Disclosure for research or statistical purposes
 36Disclosure for archival or historical purposes
 Division 3 — Data-linking Initiatives
 36.1Data-linking initiatives
Part 4 — Office and Powers of Information and Privacy Commissioner
 37Appointment of commissioner
 38Resignation, removal or suspension of commissioner
 39Acting commissioner
 40Salary, expenses and benefits of commissioner
 41Staff of commissioner
 42General powers of commissioner
 43Power to authorize a public body to disregard requests
 44Powers of commissioner in conducting investigations, audits or inquiries
 44.1Maintenance of order at hearings
 44.2Contempt proceeding for uncooperative person
 45Statements made to the commissioner not admissible in evidence
 46Protection against libel or slander actions
 47Restrictions on disclosure of information by the commissioner and staff
 48Protection of commissioner and staff
 49Delegation by commissioner
 50Role of Ombudsperson
 51Annual report of commissioner
Part 5 — Reviews and Complaints
 Division 1 — Reviews by the Commissioner
 52Right to ask for a review
 53How to ask for a review
 54Notifying others of review
 54.1Order for severing of records
 55Mediation may be authorized
 56Inquiry by commissioner
 57Burden of proof
 58Commissioner's orders
 59Duty to comply with orders
 59.01Enforcement of orders of commissioner
 Division 2 — Investigations and Reviews by Adjudicator
 59.1References to commissioner
 60Adjudicator to investigate complaints and review decisions
 60.1Disregard of request under section 5 or 29
 61Powers, duties and protections of adjudicator
 62Right to ask for a review
 63How to ask for a review
 64Notifying others of review
 65Conduct and outcome of the review
Part 6 — General Provisions
 66Delegation by the head of a public body
 67Consultative committee
 68Annual report of minister
 69General information respecting use of personal information
 69.1Public information regarding health information banks
 69.2Provincial identity information services provider
 70Policy manuals available without request
 71Records available without request
 71.1Records that ministries must disclose
 72Repealed
 73Protection of public body from legal suit
 73.1Recovery of personal information
 73.2Court order for return of personal information
 74General offences and penalties
 74.1Privacy protection offences
 75Fees
 76Power to make regulations
 76.1Ministerial regulation making power
 77Power to make bylaws
 78Appropriation
 79Relationship of Act to other Acts
 80Review of Act
 81Right to disclose preserved
Schedule 1
Schedule 2
Schedule 3