B.C. strengthens privacy legislation

Government moves to protect personal information because of risk posed by U.S. Patriot Act
|hrreporter.com|Last Updated: 01/17/2005

British Columbia is strengthening its privacy legislation in the face of a “minimal and largely theoretical” risk posed by American legislation.

B.C.’s Management Services Minister Joyce Murray introduced amendments in the legislature in response to the USA Patriot Act.

“Our government takes the issue of privacy protection very seriously and has always been a national leader in privacy protection,” said Murray. “These amendments will make already strong legislation even stronger. British Columbians can be assured that no sensitive personal information will be sent to the U.S. on either a temporary or permanent basis.”