Submission to the Special Committee to Review the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (British Columbia)

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The CCLA believes that a strong access to information and protection of personal privacy regime is crucial to a vibrant democracy. Information about how our government functions assists the populace in making informed choices at the ballot box, participating meaningfully in policy discussions, and is a way to ensure that those in government are held accountable for their decisions. Privacy, on the other hand, protects a sphere of individual autonomy within which people have the right “to be let alone” and on which the state cannot intrude without permission. Democracy requires both.
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