BC’s privacy watchdog has cleared the provincial government in a complaint from a family involved in a botched child welfare case.
A Lower Mainland mother, only referred to as J.P., had complained the province had shared her family’s personal information without consent.
Several years ago, social workers ignored her pleas, and a court order, and allowed her four children to be in the care of their sexually abusive father.
A judge ruled against the province earlier this year.
While it appeals, the province is also reviewing how the case was handled.
J.P. complained the government should not have shared her personal information with the man conducting the review.
But the watchdog now says the province acted within the privacy act.