The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA)

The University of Manitoba is committed to the principles of access to information and the protection of privacy outlined in The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA). 

FIPPA applies to all records in the custody or under the control of the University of Manitoba and its Colleges, including records containing general information, personal information and personal health information. It does not apply to teaching or research materials, or a question that is to be used on an examination or test.

How does FIPPA affect the University of Manitoba?

•    The public has a right of access to University records (subject to specific exceptions);
•    The public has a right to request corrections be made to their own information held at the
     University;
•    The University must securely collect, store, share and dispose of personal information;
•    Set defined limitations on the use and sharing of personal information based on
     minimum amount and need to know for approved and authorized purposes; and
•    The University’s actions and decisions regarding access and privacy decisions are
     subject to independent reviews by the Manitoba Ombudsman’s Office.

How do I apply for access to University records under FIPPA?

Please refer to our Application for Access webpage for more information on requesting access to information under The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

Need more information?

For more information regarding The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, please contact the Access and Privacy Office at fippa@umanitoba.ca.

Last Updated: March 16, 2015