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About FIPPA

ABOUT FREEDOM OF INFORMATION AND PROTECTION OF PRIVACY ACT

The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) R.S.O. 1990 Chapter F.31 is provincial legislation that applies to Ontario Colleges effective June 10, 2006.
Some key purposes of FIPPA include:
  • Provide the public with a right of access to information, subject to limited exemptions;
  • Protect the privacy of individuals with respect to their personal information held by the institution; and
  • Provide a right of access to such information.
FIPPA applies to any records that are in Sheridan’s custody or control. However certain records are excluded from FIPPA’s application, such as:
  • Private donations
  • Labour relations and employment-related records leading to agreements
  • Teaching materials and research
There are specific exemptions to the obligations to disclose records, for example:
  • Closed meetings
  • Solicitor-client information
  • Economic and other interests of the institution
  • Third-party information
  • Advice and recommendations
  • Danger to health and safety
  • Publicly available documents
  • Law enforcement
  • Relations with governments

Resources / Links

Legislation

Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, R.S.O. 1990 Chapter F. 31
Regulation 459 (FIPPA, R.R.O. 1990, Regulation 459 – “Disposal of Personal Information”)
Regulation 460 (FIPPA, R.R.O. 1990, Regulation 460 – “General”)

Other FIPPA related webpages

Information and Privacy Commissioner (Ontario)
Ontario Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology Act, 2002

Other

The Law Society of Upper Canada