In 1993, the Province of Nova Scotia enacted the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. In 1999 the Act was extended to cover local public bodies including all universities and colleges.
The purpose of Nova Scotia鈥檚 Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, or FOIPOP for short, is to ensure public bodies are open and accountable to the public in the way they acquire, use and dispose of personal information. The Act gives individuals rights regarding their own personal information and requires accountability from public bodies. The Act allows individuals to both examine and request corrections to their own personal information held by public bodies.
How is the purpose of the Act achieved?
The Act provides the opportunity for each individual to request information, making public bodies directly accountable to each citizen. This facilitates informed public participation in policy formulation, ensures fairness in University decision-making and permits the airing and reconciliation of divergent views.
小猪视频requires personal information to fulfill its mandate and business functions. How 小猪视频manages this personal information is governed by the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. The University, its employees, service providers and volunteers share in the legal obligation to protect personal information in the custody or under the control of CBU. All must comply with the Act鈥檚 privacy rules and regulations whenever third party personal information is entrusted to the University鈥檚 care.聽CBU’s Privacy Officer is available to assist staff with advice and support in matters relating to FOIPOP.
The University鈥檚 ultimate goal is to satisfy requests for information through routine channels and use the formal access request procedure under FOIPOP as the avenue of last resort.
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