Public and stakeholder groups invited to participate in review of information legislation21 January 2015
FREDERICTON (GNB) – New Brunswickers are invited to participate in a review of how personal information is managed and how government information is accessed.
The Department of Government Services is reviewing the Right to Information and Protection of Privacy Act and the Department of Health is overseeing the review of the Personal Health Information Privacy and Access Act. The reviews are to determine how well the legislation is working and what aspects could be improved.
Stakeholders and individuals are encouraged to participate by visiting the Citizen Engagement and Consultation website to submit their ideas and feedback. Discussion papers and background information are available on the site. Feedback can be submitted until March 31.
“These reviews are important because they help the government ensure that the legislation remains effective and is administered in a way that continues to serve the needs of New Brunswickers,” said Government Services Minister Ed Doherty.
“We need to make sure the personal health information of New Brunswickers is protected from misuse,” said Health Minister Victor Boudreau. “We must ensure that this important piece of legislation remains effective and is administered in a way that continues to serve the needs of residents.”
The feedback received through the consultation process will be included in separate final reports and submitted to the legislative assembly.