In 2014, the Information and Privacy Commissioner established an Audit and Compliance Program to assess the extent to which public bodies and private sector organizations complying with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) and the Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA).
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The Audit and Compliance Program measures compliance with BC's information and privacy laws and make recommendations to improve privacy and access practices, policies, guidelines, and legislation.
Some of the areas assessed by Audit & Compliance include:
- Management policies and procedures;
- Collection, use, disclosure, retention;
- Protections and safeguards;
- Access processes;
- Accountability and compliance monitoring.
The OIPC has developed a program charter to assist public bodies and organizations to understand the authority, function, and key steps in an OIPC assessment.