Section 69.2 - Provincial Identity Information Services Provider
Section 69.2 provides the Minister responsible for the Act the ability to designate a provincial identity information services provider (PIISP) as well as to issue directions to the PIISP and to public bodies regarding the provision of credentials to citizens and the collection, use and disclosure of personal identity information. This section also sets out the services that a PIISP may provide.
This provision was added to the Act in 2011 as part of a package of amendments which laid the foundation for establishing the provincial identity information services provider and the BC Services Card as a secure method of identifying citizens to enable them to access services both online and in person.
For more information on the Provincial Identity Information Management Program and the BC Services Card please see the IDIM website.
The Minister responsible for the Act has designated what is now the Ministry of Technology, Innovation and Citizens' Services as the provincial identity information services provider for BC under section 69.2(1). As the PIISP, the Ministry of Technology, Innovation and Citizens’ Services is authorized to provide the following services for BC:
- identifying an individual;
- verifying the identity of an individual;
- updating personal identity information about an individual;
- issuing a physical or an electronic credential to an individual;
- managing the information associated with a physical or an electronic credential;
- managing an electronic identity information service that other public bodies can register to use in order to ensure the identity of individuals accessing in-person and online services;
- identifying, investigating and managing actual or suspected instances of identity fraud; and
- recovering a physical credential issued to an individual by the PIISP where identity fraud or misuse of the credential has been confirmed or where the credential is no longer valid.
Last updated: April 2014