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- Ontario’s Access and Privacy Legislation
Collecting personal information
- Are school boards limited in the amount or kind of personal information they may collect?
- Does a school board need consent to collect personal information about a student?
- When can a school board collect personal information indirectly?
- Does a school board need to give notice that it is collecting personal information?
- What are the rules for collecting, using, disclosing and requiring the production of Ontario Education Numbers?
- Using and disclosing personal information
- Consent to collect, use and disclose personal information
- Safeguarding and retaining information
Access to information
- How do students and parents access personal information?
- Do individuals have a right to access general records from a school board?
- Do students need to reach a certain age before they can exercise their access rights?
- How does a child’s age affect the parent’s right of access to personal information?
- Do non-custodial parents have a right to access a child’s school records?
- Correction of Personal Information
- Special Topics
How does a child’s age affect the parent’s right of access to personal information?
Until a child turns 18, their parents or guardians have a right under the Education Act to examine the child’s OSR, without the child’s consent.71 Where a student of 16 or 17 has withdrawn from parental control, this right would likely not apply.
Until a child turns 16, anyone having lawful custody of the child has a right under MFIPPA to access the child’s record of personal information on behalf of the child, without the child’s consent being required.72
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