22 Sep British Columbia Privacy Officials Disappointed Over Government’s Poor Information Practices
The privacy commissioner of British Columbia revealed that the government violated its own law around 20% of the time the previous year by neglecting to answer freedom of information queries promptly.
Drew McArthur, acting commissioner, shared his dismay about the provincial governments subpar response rate – up to 62 days delayed.
The review is the fourth one directed by the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner. It reviewed and analyzed requests submitted from 2015 to 2017. The report called “Timing is Everything” provided 8 recommendations including completing and closing every overdue file.
Source: Barrier Star Journal