Dr Jay Fedorak is BC’s most experienced and knowledgeable privacy consultant, with expertise on the implementation of access to information and protection of privacy laws provincially, federally, and internationally. He also has expertise in lobbying regulation in BC and Canada. Since 1993, he has responded to BC Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) requests and implemented privacy management programs for BC government ministries. He has supported the Minister responsible for FIPPA in the administration of the law and providing advice and training to other public bodies.

Since 2004, he has worked as an investigator, adjudicator and Deputy Commissioner for the BC Office of the Information Commissioner, where he was also responsible for regulating the implementation of the Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA). His main achievements include issuing precedent-setting Orders, conducting and overseeing major investigations and establishing an Audit and Compliance programme.

From 2018 to 2021, he was the Jersey Information Commissioner for the Anglo-Normade Island in the English Channel, where he regulated privacy legislation equivalent to the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and an FOI law.

From 2011 to 2018, he was also Deputy Registrar of Lobbyists, enforcing the BC Lobbyists Registration Act (LRA), where he issued the first administrative monetary penalties and spearheaded a law reform that led to the establishment of the Lobbying Transparency Act (LTA).