Due to COVID-19, Memorial University is currently focusing on maintaining critical services. At this time, the university does not have the capacity to process Access to Information requests and respond to queries within the legislated timelines. We may be delayed in responding to your email. If you submit an ATIPP request during this time, there will be delays in responding. For further details regarding delays and COVID-19, please see the news release from the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner.
The Information Access and Privacy (IAP) Office supports transparency and accountability at Memorial University, guided in particular by the Privacy and Information Request policies. The IAP Office:offers strategic and day-to-day advisory services on information access and privacy
- manages requests for information under the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act, 2015 (ATIPP requests)
- conducts privacy impact assessments
- manages privacy breaches
- manages privacy complaints
- delivers access and privacy awareness/training
The IAP Office assists Memorial University in compliance with the provincial Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act, 2015 (ATIPPA) and other applicable privacy legislation, as well as developing best practices in information access and privacy. Because smart information management is important to effectively fulfill access and privacy obligations, the IAP Office works closely with Information Management and Protection.
The IAP Office benefits from the guidance of the IAP Advisory Committee.