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While the physical office is closed, staff in Laurier's Privacy Office continue to work remotely and can be reached by email at privacy@wlu.ca.

Informal Process

There is no automatic requirement to invoke the formal provisions of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) to obtain information. In keeping with past practice, informal inquiries are welcomed. Please contact us at the Privacy Office at privacy@wlu.ca or 519.884.0710 x2047 to discuss your access needs.

Formal Process

Access to Information requests continue to be accepted electronically via email. The $5 mandatory request fee under FIPPA is deferred until normal university operations resume.

In most cases, Laurier's privacy policies allow for simple and inexpensive access to most records. If you have determined that Laurier's guidelines will not give you the access you require, you may make formal request under FIPPA.

  1. Download the access request form.
  2. Complete the form, paying particular attention to the description of the records you are interested in accessing. Ensure your email address is included so we can contact you.
  3. FIPPA contemplates a "user pay principle," and fees may be charged in accordance with the Act. If you have questions about fees, or wish to discuss your request, contact the Privacy Office.
  4. Submit the completed request by email to privacy@wlu.ca.

Request Delays Due to Essential Services Order

Due to the Essential Services Order issued by the Province of Ontario, the completion of your request may be delayed as university staff are working remotely. If the Privacy Office is unable to complete your request within the legislated 30-day response deadline, staff will contact you to indicate how and when your request can be completed. The provision of records may also be delayed due to limited access to mail services. If possible, consider requesting records in electronic form.

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