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What is Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA)?
British Columbia’s Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) is provincial legislation passed in 1993, which governs how SFU and other public bodies are required to manage the personal information they collect.
As suggested by its name, FIPPA has two main functions:
- Freedom of Information: As a member of the public, you have a right to access the records public bodies keep about you.
- Protection of Privacy: You have a right to personal privacy. FIPPA protects your personal information from unauthorized collection, use or disclosure by public bodies like SFU.
Under FIPPA, SFU, its employees, service providers and volunteers share a legal obligation to protect personal information in our custody or under our control.
SFU’s Privacy Management Program is here to assist employees across the university to ensure that we all handle personal information in a manner that’s compliant with FIPPA. See I10.11, Protection of Privacy which establishes a framework for managing personal information in the custody or under the control of the university in compliance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. The policy applies to all University Employees, Volunteers, and Service Providers who have access to personal information. I10.11 provides clarity on the principles for collecting, using, and disclosing Personal Information within the university context.
What is Protection of Privacy?
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What are Privacy Impact Assessments?
On November 25, 2021 the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Amendment Act received royal assent. Most amendments take effect right away.
- Updating data-residency provisions.
- Previously, FIPPA required that personal information be stored and accessed within Canada except under limited circumstances. The amendments remove these restrictions. Now, when sensitive personal information will be stored outside Canada, an enhanced privacy impact assessment will be required.
- Implementing mandatory privacy breach reporting to individuals if there is a risk of significant harm to the individual (not in force yet).
- Increasing penalties for offences and adding new offences for evading FOI and snooping.
- Introducing a $10 application fee for non-personal FOI requests.
- Enabling more information sharing with Indigenous peoples and adding Indigenous cultural protections.
SFU will be updating the relevant policies, procedures and forms to conform to these amendments.