Memorial University of Newfoundland, as a public institution, is committed to openness, accountability and transparency in all of its activities. Questions arising from and information sought about Memorial University's activities will be met with forthright and timely responses. Most information about the university's operations is considered public information and is made easily accessible on the internet. The university is guided by and bound by federal and provincial laws regulating access to information and protection of privacy.
To state the University's commitment to uphold the right of access to information in its custody or control in accordance with the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act (ATIPP Act), other applicable legislation and university policy.
All organizational units of Memorial University. All information and records in the custody and/or under the control of the University. The policy is based on the requirements of the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act to which Memorial University is subject.
ATIPP Act - The Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act is a statute of Newfoundland and Labrador which applies to provincial public bodies. Memorial University is a public body under the ATIPP Act.
ATIPP Request - A request for access to records made under the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act.
Custody and Control - Determining whether or not a record is in the custody and/or control of Memorial University for the purposes of ATIPP Act will include considerations of the following criteria. All criteria will not necessarily apply and not any one criterion will be determinative.
Employee - Has the meaning given in the ATIPP Act, including salaried employees, wage employees, contract employees, and independent contractors.
Head - The Head for the purposes of the ATIPP Act is the University President.
IAPP Office - The University's Information Access and Privacy Protection Office.
Information Request- A request to a University unit for information/records.
Personal Information -Recorded information about an identifiable individual, including (not an exhaustive list).
Record - A record of information in any form and recorded or stored in any manner, including paper, electronic, digital, audio, video, e-mail messages, notes, handwritten and otherwise, and drafts, but does not include a computer program or a mechanism that produces records on any storage medium.
Third Party - A person, group of persons or organization other than the person making a request, or a public body.
Unit Head - For the purposes of this policy, unit head is the term used to mean Deans, Division Heads, Heads of Schools, Directors, Executive Directors, the University Librarian, the University Registrar, Associate Vice-Presidents and Vice-Presidents, as applicable.
Decision Making under ATIPPA (Delegation of Authority) Form
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