To provide a wide range of public services, government must collect, use, disclose, store and destroy the personal information of British Columbians in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIPPA).
Simply put, personal information is any recorded information about an identifiable individual other than their business contact information. Personal information includes information that can be used to identify an individual through association or inference.
Personal information includes, but is not limited to:
The guide to good privacy practices offers personal information management guidelines for public sector organizations, including more information about what constitutes personal information.