B.C. Green Party responds to report on political parties from Information and Privacy Commissioner

February 06, 2019

VICTORIA B.C. – The B.C. Green Party released the following statement in response to the publication of Investigation Report P19-01, Full Disclosure: Political parties, campaign data, and voter consent by the Information and Privacy Commissioner for B.C.:

“The integrity and privacy of personal information is of utmost importance to the B.C. Green Party,” said Stefan Jonsson, Director of Communications and Strategy for the party.

“Over the last year, we have been making improvements to the security, privacy and integrity of the personal information entrusted to the B.C. Green Party by voters and supporters. We are grateful for the Privacy Commissioner’s report and how it identifies additional ways to improve the protection and privacy of personal information.”

“We are reviewing the report in detail, have already implemented some changes, and are putting together a roadmap for additional changes that need to take place. While we have questions about some specific findings and recommendations, we aim to act as quickly as possible and in concert with our members and supporters.

“With the Speaker’s report, past mismanagement of ICBC and BC Hydro, and a general cynicism in politics, our caucus is doing everything it can to restore trust in our democratic institutions. Voters must also have trust in our party, and our commitment to the protection and privacy of personal information is critical to that. ”

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