In 1994, the Province of Nova Scotia introduced the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. In 2000, an extended Act came into effect that covers local public bodies, including universities. The purpose of the Act is, among other things, to give the public a right of access to records of public bodies and a right of access to, and a right to correction of, personal information about themselves. The Act also protects “the privacy of individuals with respect to personal information about themselves held by public bodies.” The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act can be read in full on the Nova Scotia Legislature website. For more information, see the Office of the Information & Privacy Commissioner.
You can submit an application to access information held by the university. Complete the form below and submit it via mail or email to our Information Access & Privacy (IAP) Administrator, Darryl Murphy. There is no application fee to access your own personal information but there is a $5.00 application fee for all other requests. You can request to waive this fee on the form.
There are a limited number of specific exemptions from the dissemination of information that are defined in the Act. When you submit an application, or if you have any questions, Mr. Murphy will respond promptly to your request and make every effort to assist you.
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