FOI Group Appeals Denial of BC Health Contracts
INFORMATION ACCESSOctober 5, 2012
The BC Freedom of Information and Privacy Association is appealing the government’s refusal to comply with the group’s freedom of information request to hand over BC Health Ministry data-sharing contracts, e-mails and staff memos, reports The Victoria Times Colonist. The ministry is being investigated for inappropriate conduct, data management practices and contracting, and recently fired five employees in relation to a data breach. The association’s executive director wants the case to “go to a hearing” so “the burden is on the (Health) Ministry to show (why) these exceptions apply."