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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
What happens to the OSR when a student changes schools?
Under the OSR Guideline, if a student changes schools, all parts of the OSR, except the office index card, will be transferred to another Ontario-based school.55
When a student transfers to a school outside of Ontario, a copy of the OSR may be sent to that school on request by its principal, and with the necessary consent of the parent, guardian or student. The original OSR must be retained by the Ontario school.