Information and Privacy

​General principles

The University of Waterloo collects, uses, maintains, discloses and disposes of information for the purposes of operating the programs and business functions of the university in a manner consistent with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA).

As a publicly-funded institution which operates with a high degree of autonomy and self-regulation, the University of Waterloo affirms the importance of the principle of freedom of information and the obligation to conduct its operations as much as possible in ways which are open to public scrutiny. The university is also committed to the protection of the privacy of those who work and study at the university.

If you have any questions or concerns about the University of Waterloo's approach to providing access to information or protecting privacy, please visit the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page or contact Waterloo's Privacy Officer.