British Columbia introduces Anti-Racism Data Act, the first in North America to collect data as a “tool of care” for human rights. It gives the Canadian province limited rights to collect select demographic data to be used to identify and look to eliminate systematic racism. It includes provision for the creation of an anti-racism data committee to be appointed this summer which will work with Indigenous groups, people of color, and racialized communities. Individuals will have the choice of whether they want to have their demographic data used and won’t be denied services if they decline.
Read More – law