Under the FIPPA, UBC must collect use and disclose personal information in a lawful and appropriate manner.

Fact Sheets

UBC has published the following Fact Sheets to provide guidance on privacy issues to faculty and staff:

Overview of Privacy

What is Personal Information?

Collecting Personal Information

Privacy of Email Systems

Conducting Surveys

Disclosing Personal Information for Health and Safety Reasons

Disclosing Personal Information to Law Enforcement Agencies and Government Bodies

Disclosing Personal Information Outside Canada

Privacy of Minors, Mentally Incapable and Deceased Individuals

Access and Privacy Guidelines for Selection Committees

Security and Confidentiality Agreement for Participant in Selection Process

Handling Privacy Breaches

International Data Privacy Day

UBC celebrates Data Privacy Day every year to raise awareness of privacy and information security issues. For more information about Data Privacy Day 2014, click here.


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