Category Archives: Administrative Law

FOI requests and the privacy of disciplined registrants

Under BC’s Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA), the public’s right to access records of public bodies (which includes self-governing professional bodies) has exceptions that include unreasonable invasions of personal privacy. How do those exceptions apply to…

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Privacy and FIPPA: procedural fairness issues

As we have previously mentioned, we received numerous questions from participants during the Q&A period of our June 7, 2012 Webinar on Privacy and Confidentiality, co-hosted by Lisa Fong and Angela Westmacott. We continue to address these questions through our blog. If…

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Checking in on your knowledge of the public interest

Whether you are a member of a self-regulating profession or a staff member from a regulatory body overseeing such a profession, you will likely have heard the phrase on more than one occasion that “self-regulation is a privilege and not…

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FOI and the Serial and Repetitive Requester

One challenge experienced by public bodies with FOIPPA requests is the person who, over a short period of time, makes a large number of serial requests, many of a repetitive nature, with the cumulative effect of the requests involving a…

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