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Right to Know Week
When public information goes private
and personal information goes public

UBC Robson Square Theatre, Vancouver
September 29, 2010

It’s a critical time for FOI and privacy rights in BC, with some game-changing recommendations for changes to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act on the table.

A Special Committee of the Legislature has just completed the third review of the FOIPP Act and delivered its final report to the BC Legislature on May 31.

The public wants privacy protection and more access to government information. Government officials want less scrutiny and a LOT more license to collect and share our personal information. Both are demanding major reforms of BC’s Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

Are big changes ahead for freedom of information
and privacy in BC?

The BC Information Summit is presented by

BC Freedom of Information & Privacy Association

BC Library Association

Canadian Taxpayers Federation UBC School of Library, Archival and Information Studies

And co-sponsored by

Alliance Lex – An Association of Legal Professionals Association of Records Managers & Administrators, Vancouver Chapter
BC Civil Liberties Association
BC Coalition of People
with Disabilities
BC Government & Service Employees Union Canadian Newspaper Association
Canadian Office & Professional Employees Union Environmental Law Centre, University of Victoria
Law Foundation of British Columbia Wilderness Committee
Trial Lawyers Association of BC United Community Services

Approved for
CPD credit by
the Law Society of BC

Right to Know

Wednesday September 29, 2010

The third BC Information Summit brings together legal experts, journalists, academics, present and past elected officials and experienced Freedom of Information and privacy experts. Together, they shall explore the challenges of creating transparent government and protecting privacy in an increasingly turbulent and complex information environment.


The BC Information Summit is part of Right to Know Week in Canada. To learn more about Right to Know Week, including other events and workshops, click the button below.

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Past Information Summits
The BC Information Summit 2006
The BC Information Summit 2007