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Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act

[RSBC 1996] CHAPTER 165

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

Schedule 1

Schedule 2

Schedule 3