Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA)

The Freedom of Information and Protection Act ("the Act") is provincial legislation that applies to all Ontario Universities effective June 10, 2006.

Purpose of the Act

  1. To provide a public right to access to institutional records; and
  2. To protect the privacy of individuals with respect to personal information about themselves held by institutions and to provide individuals with a right to access to that information.

Scope of the Act

The Act applies to all records in the custody and control of the University, subject to certain exclusions and exemptions some of which are listed below:

  • Labour relations and employment related records;
  • Private archival donations
  • Research and teaching materials
  • Law enforcement records
  • Records soon to be published
  • Records regarding relations with government
  • Records regarding closed meetings
  • Solicitor-client documents
  • Records regarding economic and other interest of institution
  • Records containing advice and recommendations; and
  • Records containing third party information.

For further information about the University of Windsor's Information and Privacy Program, please contact the University of Windsor's Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Coordinator:

Richard Taylor, Director of Legal Services
(5l9) 253-3000, ext. 4059