FOIP Act

The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (the Act) has applied to the University of Alberta since September 1, 1999.  This Act applies to all public bodies including ministries, Crown agencies and corporations, municipalities, hospitals, schools, universities and colleges.

The purposes of this Act are:

"(a) to allow any person a right of access to the records in the custody or under the control of a public body subject to limited and specific exceptions as set out in this Act.
(b) to control the manner in which a public body may collect personal information from individuals, to control the use that a public body may make of that information and to control the disclosure by a public body of  that information
(c) to allow individuals, subject to limited and specific exceptions as set out in this Act, a right of access to personal information about themselves that is held by a public body,
(d) to allow individuals a right to request corrections to personal information about themselves that is held by a public body, and
(e) to provide for independent reviews of decisions made by public bodies under this Act and the resolution of complaints under this Act.”

Information and Privacy Office
University of Alberta
January 16, 2014

Mailing address:
Ring House 4
University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB T6G 2E1

Phone: (780) 492-9419
Fax: (780) 492-6571
E-mail: foipp@ualberta.ca