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The Ferris Hodgett Library, Grenfell College

The mandate of the IAPP Office is to:

develop, implement and revise
guidelines, policies, and procedures to establish best practices and ensure compliance with the ATIPP Act and other legislation pertinent to access and privacy

receive and respond to
ATIPP requests

provide education and training
for members of the university community

internally on access and privacy guidelines, policies, best practices, and other access and privacy matters of interest to members of Memorial’s community

monitor and report
on administration of the ATIPP Act and access and privacy policy

a resource on access and privacy matters

Part IV of the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act (ATIPP Act) was proclaimed on January 16, 2008. Part IV governs the collection, use and disclosure of personal information. It requires public institutions to comply with rules relating to how we collect personal information and how much; how we secure it from unauthorized access; our use of people’s personal information, including for purposes like research, to other public bodies, to public archives, and other disclosures that may be permitted.

All other parts of the ATIPP Act have been in force since January 2005. Part II and III give people a right of access to records held by public bodies, with only limited exceptions to disclosure. Part IV.1 and Part V provide for an independent review office to review access decisions by public institutions. The legislation sets out the rights and responsibilities of ATIPP applicants and public institutions and the powers of the Information and Privacy Commissioner.