FOIPOP access rules state that public can request access to any record in the custody or control of any public body in Nova Scotia. Anyone and everyone has the right to request access to their own information – to view it, to ensure its accuracy and to request correction of errors.
If you would like to request access to a CBU record, please fill out the following form, attach the $5.00 processing fee, and send it to the Privacy Officer, Courtney Vienneau.
Guideline for Requests
The University’s ultimate goal is to satisfy requests for information through routine channels and use the formal access request procedure under FOIPOP as the avenue of last resort.
For the purposes of the Act, information may be divided into two categories: personal information and general information. Any person (an “applicant”) has the right to access and to a copy of personal information held by the University (section 5(1)) subject to exemptions specified in the Act (section 12 – 21). An applicant does not have to give reasons for requesting information.
When a request is received, immediately contact the CBU FOIPOP Administrator. In specific cases, you will need to transfer the request to that office. The FOIPOP Administrator should be copied on all correspondence.
Basic Access to Information rules
What is a record under the Act?
How is Personal Information defined under the Act?
Personal information may be released only to the person whom the information is about, or, with the written consent of that person, to a third party. Personal information means recorded information about an identifiable individual including: