Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act

BC’s FIPPA sets out the access and privacy rights of individuals as they relate to the public sector. The purpose of FIPPA is to make public bodies, such as the University of Victoria, accountable to the public and to protect personal privacy.

Access to information:

FIPPA establishes an individual's right to access records, subject to limited exceptions, in the custody or control of the University of Victoria, including access to individual's own personal information. Access applies to records that exist on the date an access request is submitted to UVic.


FIPPA also sets out the terms under which the University of Victoria can collect, use, disclose, and dispose of the personal information of individuals.

The University of Victoria is held accountable for its information practices. FIPPA requires that UVic protect personal information by making reasonable security arrangements against unauthorized access, collection, use, disclosure or disposal.

UVic Privacy and Access to Information Office

Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner:

The Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner (OIPC) provides independent oversight and enforcement of BC's access and privacy laws, including the FIPPA. Visit the OIPC website for more details.