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Ministerial Order - COVID-19

The COVID-19 Pandemic
BC Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act
Ministerial Order M431 - extension of Ministerial Order for tools to suppport COVID-19 Response

TRU has been notified that the Minister of Citizens’ Services has signed a Ministerial Order to support public sector organizations in using the tools they need to support the COVID-19 response.

On December 2nd, the Province announced they are again extending the order until May 31, 2021. This order enables TRU to use software hosted outside Canada to maintain the operation of programs or activities, provided that disclosure of any personal information is limited to the amount that is reasonably necessary. Please note this is a temporary measure only, and TRU members should not use a technology for a purpose that will be difficult to leave after the Order expires.

Please see the Orders here: Ministerial Order M085 and Ministerial Order M0180 and Ministerial Order M431.

Questions can be directed to the Privacy and Access office at

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