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On February 18, 2020, the Legislative Assembly agreed that a Special Committee be appointed to undertake a review of the Personal Information Protection Act pursuant to section 59 of that Act. The Act governs how private sector organizations collect, use and disclose personal information and gives individuals the right to access their own personal information. The Special Committee must submit a report, including any recommendations, to the Legislative Assembly within one year.

The Special Committee to Review the Personal Information Protection Act is holding a public consultation on how the Act is working. Friday, August 14, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. is the deadline for interested individuals or organizations to make a written, audio or video submission. Prior to making a submission, please review the Parliamentary Committees Privacy Policy.

Registration for the public hearings is now closed. Proceedings of parliamentary committees are streamed live on our website. Please see the Special Committee's Meeting Calendar for a list of meeting times and dates. 

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In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Special Committee will hold a series of public hearings by tele/videoconference.

You are invited to make a 10-minute presentation to the Special Committee, with 10 minutes for questions from Members, for a total of 20 minutes. Participation details will be sent to presenters closer to the public hearing date.

If the public hearings are full, please call 1-877-428-8337 (toll-free in BC) or email pipacommittee@leg.bc.ca to be placed on a waitlist.

Please provide advance notice if you require assistance or other accommodations. We are committed to ensuring accessibility and will make every effort to support your participation.

The public hearings will be recorded and transcribed by Hansard Services and transcripts will be posted on the Legislative Assembly’s website. Please review our Privacy Policy and do not include any confidential information in your presentation.

Please select a timeslot to reserve your opportunity to present via tele/videoconference at a public hearing:

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To make a written, audio or video submission, you may upload a file or you may enter written comments in the comment box below.​ The following file extensions can be uploaded: .doc, .docx, .ppt, .pptx, .xls, .xlsx, .jpeg, .jpg, .pdf, .mp3, .wav, .png, .mp4, .mov. If your file is over 10 MB in size, please consider sending us your file on a flash drive or using another method. To attach a file or document, please click the "Browse" button. To select multiple files or documents, press the Ctrl button on your keyboard as you select files.

Please note that written comments and submissions to parliamentary committees are considered public documents and may be published on the Special Committee’s website, or be made available to interested parties. Please review our Privacy Policy and do not include any confidential information in your submission.

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Friday, August 14, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. is the deadline for written, audio or video submissions. Read our Privacy Policy.