Information access and privacy legislation: engagement
About the engagement
The Government of Nova Scotia is reviewing the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and related legislation. The act provides a formal process for accessing information held by the provincial government and public sector bodies, while protecting privacy and personal information.
As part of the review process, government is connecting with stakeholders and inviting Nova Scotians to provide feedback about:
- what’s working well with current legislation and regulations
- how legislation and regulations can be improved
- how legislation and regulations can be modernized (including cyber security, digital privacy and online services)
Stakeholder engagement includes people with specific knowledge about information access and privacy (like the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner, representatives from provincial and municipal government departments, representatives from political parties, media and public sector bodies).
Learn more about information access and privacy in Nova Scotia: Modernizing Nova Scotia’s Information Access and Privacy Legislation (PDF)
Learn more about terms of reference for the review: Review of Nova Scotia’s Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIPOP) Legislation Framework: Terms of Reference (PDF)
How to participate
You can participate by providing feedback to email@example.com or provide feedback by mail. Feedback must be submitted by 31 January 2024.
Submissions will be subject to the provisions of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and will only be released by government in accordance with that legislation.
Feedback will help inform proposed changes to the Freedom of Information and Privacy Protection Act, and related legislation and regulations.
More information about the engagement
You can send questions about the information access and privacy engagement to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Department of Justice
PO Box 7
Halifax, NS B3J 2L6