In accordance with the Act, any person (or organization/entity) may request access to records held by the City of Coquitlam. An applicant may only request access to records that are within the City’s custody and/or control. The Act also provides an appeal procedure involving an independent (British Columbia) Information and Privacy Commissioner should the applicant believe that the response the City has provided is incomplete or incorrect.
The general right of access to records is restricted by certain specified and limited exceptions. For example, an applicant will not gain access to someone else’s personal information without their permission or information which would harm third party business interests.