University Policies and Procedures


Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy

The B.C. Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) regulates how third party personal information can be distributed in online applications. Specifically, storing student personal information on servers outside of Canada is at risk for breaking compliance with FIPPA. Non-compliance with the Act can result in potential punitive repercussions for the instructor and institution. For more information on FIPPA visit here and here.

It is very important that the university protect the personal information it collects to prevent unauthorized access, collection, use, disclosure and disposal. Using online applications that allow personal information to be stored on servers outside of Canada does not comply with FIPPA regulation, and is not permitted. You can find more information here.

iClickers and other online applications can be used in your course. For examples of the privacy regulations associated with these tools, please visit here.

For information about disclosing personal information, please click here.