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Recordkeeping Amendments to FIPPA

If the value of proper records management is not already obvious, there is another reason to pay attention.  Recent amendments to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) now require institutions to take "reasonable measures" to preserve records in their custody or control in accordance with applicable records retention requirements.  In addition, it is now an offence to alter, conceal or destroy a record with the intention of denying lawful access to it.  For more information, c


New Website

We’ve been busy making updates to the Privacy Office website.  Bear with us as we continue to add tools and resources to make the site more user-friendly and helpful.  If you have any suggestions for improvements, please let us know.


Meet the new Privacy Officer

On July 6, 2015, Carolyn Heald joined Queen’s University as its first Privacy Officer.  Previously the function had been handled by the University’s Legal Counsel; however, changing times demand greater attention to ensuring that the personal information collected and used about students, employees, and any other individuals who may interact with the Queen’s community, is handled in Carolyn Healdaccordance with the requirements of Ontario’s Freed