Co-ops deal with a lot of personal information about members. BC’s Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA) includes very specific rules about how this information can, and can’t be used, as well as who should have access to it. Don’t let a privacy complaint be the first time you learn about your obligations under PIPA.
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2:30 pm – 4:45 pm
Co-operative Housing Education Conference – Westin Wall Centre, Richmond.
What type of information is considered personal? When should the board hold in camera meetings and who can read those minutes? Who has access to your personal information in the co-op? Is the board entitled to know which members are in arrears or on subsidy? What can you do if a director breaches confidentiality?
BC’s Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA) includes very specific rules about how information can and can’t be used and who should have access to it. Don’t let a privacy complaint be the first time you find out what PIPA has to say.
Terra has more than 25 years of experience working in the cooperative sector. She has resided in two different housing co-ops starting in 1985. Terra worked with a housing co-op management company where her principal responsibilities included client and employee recruitment, maintaining client loyalty and the day-to-day supervision of close to 50 on-site and off-site property managers. Terra is known for her in-depth knowledge of the housing co-op sector and her area of expertise is in privacy legislation (PIPA).