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). Management of the University's records is governed by  Policy 46 - Information Management, and its principles and practices.

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.

  1. May 7, 2018Privacy Breach Response Protocol

    Privacy Breach Response Protocol

    As a public institution governed by the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, the University has posted a step by step procedure to follow when a Privacy Breach has or is suspected to have occurred.

    Please refer to the information Security Breach Response Procedure website for more information.

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