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Confidentiality of personal information and access to documents

Confidentiality of personal information and access to documents are governed by the provisions of the Act Respecting Access to Documents Held by Public Bodies and the Protection of Personal Information.

The overriding article of this law states:

"The name of a natural person is not personal information, except where it appears in conjunction with other information concerning him, or where the mere mention of his name would disclose personal information concerning him."

Therefore, any information other than a person's name should be considered confidential.

More information concerning the law in general, access to documents, and the protection of personal information with regard to staff is available from the Secretary-General. Information on the protection of personal information with regard to students is available from the Registrar.

Requests for records not normally available by anyone not directly responsible for their maintenance and use should be made in writing to the Secretary-General (general documents and staff) or Registrar (students).