FIPPA-Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act
About the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act
The British Columbia Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (the “FIPPA”) is provincial legislation that came into effect in October of 1993. In the fall of 1994, post-secondary institutions were added to the list of public bodies to which the FIPPA applies. The FIPPA has two main purposes:
- to make public bodies more open and accountable by providing the public with a right of access to records
- to protect personal information from unauthorized collection, use, or disclosure by public bodies.