Purpose & Key Principles

Purpose

The FOIP Act has two purposes. These are to:

  1. provide a right access to records, subject to limited and specific exceptions, and
  2. protect the privacy of individuals by controlling how the college collects, uses and discloses personal information.

Key Principles

There are also five key principles associated with the FOIP Act. These are:

  1. Anyone has a right of access to the records in the custody or control of the college subject to limited and specific exceptions.
  2. Individuals have a right of access to personal information about themselves that is held by the college subject to limited and specific exceptions.
  3. Individuals have a right to request corrections to personal information about themselves held by the college.
  4. The college has an obligation to protect the privacy of personal information through controls on the collection, use, and disclosure of personal information.
  5. Individuals have a right to request the Information and Privacy Commissioner to review decisions made by the college under the FOIP Act.

This Act imposes obligations on the college to provide access to records, subject to certain exceptions and to protect the privacy of personal information that is in the custody or control of the college.

NorQuest College became subject to the FOIP Act on September 1, 1999.

For more information

FOIP Coordinator
NorQuest College
Room A810
10215 108 St NW

Phone: 780.644.5956
Fax: 780.644.5909
Email:
FOIPinquiries@NorQuest.ca

 

Visit Alberta Office of the Information and Prvacy Commissioner for direct contact information.