FIPPA Legislative Review

A Review of The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act
A Review of The Freedom of
Information and Protection
of Privacy Act

The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) came into force in 1998 and was significantly amended in 2011. FIPPA provides a right of access to records held by public bodies. It also protects personal information by setting rules for the collection, use and disclosure by public bodies.

The legislation calls for government to undertake regular reviews of the operation of the act to ensure that its provisions remain current and effective. The last review of FIPPA was in 2004.

Manitobans are invited to take part in the review and consultation process. If you have views on FIPPA or on any other aspect of access to information and protection of privacy in the Manitoba public sector, we would like to hear from you.

Written submissions may be sent by email, fax or regular mail to:

FIPPA Review
Information and Privacy Policy Secretariat
130 – 200 Vaughan Street
Winnipeg MB R3C 1T5
Email: fippareview@gov.mb.ca
Fax: 204-948-2008

Public consultations will begin on March 31 and remain open until May 31, 2017.

A Legislative Review of the Personal Health Information Act (PHIA) is also being undertaken by Manitoba Health, Seniors and Active Living at this time.

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