Submit input to Modernize the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act
Rigorous, efficient and timely access to information is an important pillar of accountability for government. Significant steps have been taken to improve access to information about the work of government.
Government has made a greater range of provincial government information public, including:
- making ministerial mandate letters public
- expanding the disclosure expenses of ministers
- expanding disclosure policies to include senior staff
- introducing public interest disclosure and whistleblower legislation
Government is also working on a Lobbyist Registration Act and campaign finance reform.
With the launch of the new government website in 2016, a variety of open data sets became available to the public. Government’s work on open data has continued, with more than 40 open data sets available online, from school enrolments to vehicle sales to motor vehicle collisions.
In the coming months, government will launch a powerful open data platform to enhance public access to government data. The new open data platform will enable government to easily disseminate more information to Islanders. Progress on open data will be measured annually and expanding the list of open data sets will be a priority for government.
Give Your Input
Much has changed since the introduction of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIPP), including technological changes to the way information is collected and changes to the methods of communication between the public and government.
The Government of Prince Edward Island is seeking input in a number of areas of the FOIPP Act. Keeping in mind the progress made on open government, changes to technology, and continued improvements that are planned for the proactive disclosure of information, Government has several key questions about the renewal of the FOIPP Act.
How will feedback be used?
Following the consultation process, the Government will prepare amendments to table in the Legislative Assembly of PEI.
What is the deadline for submissions?
Your input is welcome by email or mail until February 23, 2018.
Department of Justice and Public Safety
4th Floor South, Shaw Building
PO Box 2000, 95 Rochford Street
Charlottetown, PE C1A 7N8