Freedom of Information & Protection of Privacy Office

The Freedom of Information & Protection of Privacy (FIPP) Office supports and oversees access to information and protection of privacy at the University. The University is subject to various access and privacy expectations, requirements, and legislation, which regulate personal information, information in health contexts, and data relationships, some of which are inter-jurisdictional.  The FIPP Office provides support and guidance for University activities with access and privacy aspects, as well as oversight of privacy protection and access to University records in support of transparency and accountability, consistent with legal requirements.

The FIPP Office provides supports for:

  • Protecting the personal privacy of students, faculty and staff
  • Privacy protective and compliant programs, policies, and procedures, including notices of collection, consents, confidentiality agreements, and contracts with privacy requirements
  • Compliance with access and privacy legislation from various jurisdictions
  • Responses and guidance for privacy questions, issues, or complaints
  • Processing access requests
  • Access and privacy training for faculty and staff
  • Leading and fostering excellent access and privacy practice at the University

The FIPP Office reports to the Office of the Governing Council and partners and interacts with many offices across the University, including:

  • Information Technology Services
  • University of Toronto Archives & Records Management Services
  • Institutional Research & Data Governance