Freedom of Information and Protection of Individual Privacy Act
On January 1, 1989 the Colleges of Applied Arts & Technology were covered by the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.
The purposes of the Act are to:
- Provide a right of access to information under the control of institutions in accordance with principles that, information held by institutions should be available to the public, necessary exemptions from this general right of access should be limited and specific, and decisions of the disclosure of government information should be reviewed independently; and
- To protect the privacy of individuals with respect to personal information about themselves held by institutions and to provide individuals with a right of access to that information.