- Records Management
- Digital preservation
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.
What is Protection of Privacy?
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