These practices support privacy protection and sound record handling consistent with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA).

FIPPA applies to ALL RECORDS in the custody or under the control of the University.

FIPPA creates a public right to request records from institutions like the University. Some, such as records associated with research, may be protected from disclosure.

FIPPA protects individual privacy by regulating University actions involving personal information, including how it is collected, used and disclosed.

Employment and labour relations records are excluded from FIPPA coverage but must always receive full privacy protection because of the sensitive information they contain.