Policies and procedures

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Protection of Privacy and Access to Information

The university has internal policies and procedures in place to articulate how it complies with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) and its regulations.

Protection of Privacy

The University of Victoria is committed to protecting the personal information in its custody and control. We collect only personal information that is directly related to, and needed for, operating our programs and activities. Employees, service providers, and volunteers must comply with applicable legislation and UVic's Protection of Privacy Policy, procedures and guidelines, whenever third party personal information is entrusted to the university's care.

The Chief Privacy Officer oversees the development and implementation of the university's Protection of Privacy program.

Access to Information

The University Records Management Policy contains the mandate of ensuring "that Access is provided to Records in compliance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act" which is reflected in the policy's associated Procedures for Access to and Correction of Information, included with the policy.

The Access Officer is available to assist applicants, faculty, and staff with procedures relating to access to information at UVic.

If you wish to submit an FOI Access Request, please visit Access to Information.

Related UVic information

  • Directory of Records
    For information about categories, retention, and disposition of university records, please visit the Directory of Records

  • Records Management
    UVic's Records Managment program is operated by the University Archives. For more details about this program, please visit Records Management

  • Cybersecurity
    For information about policies, procedures, and guidelines about the university's cybersecurity program, implemented to protect the information held in our information technology systems, please visit the Information Security Office. For information and support, please contact University Systems.