There are more than two million students enrolled in Ontario’s public and separate schools. School boards, teachers and administrators are required to keep each student’s personal information secure and confidential.
Today the IPC released A Guide to Privacy and Access to Information in Ontario Schools, a resource for teachers, students and parents. The goal is to provide Ontario’s school board officials and education professionals with an understanding of their rights and obligations in relation to privacy and access to students’ personal information.
A series of fact sheets have also been developed to provide teachers and parents with general information about popular subjects such as the appropriate use of online tools, Do’s and Don’ts for collecting personal information and access to student records.
The IPC is committed to raising awareness with school boards and educators about access and privacy. To help meet this commitment, every Tuesday starting on January 15, we will tweet best practices and facts geared toward educators that focus on their obligations under the MFIPPA.