Introduction

Ontario schools collect, use and disclose a large amount of personal information about students. Understanding how to provide appropriate access to this information and protect personal privacy is not always straightforward, especially in a complex legal environment and era of technological change.

This guide provides answers to common questions about privacy and access to information in the school system. The goal is to provide Ontario’s school board officials and education professionals with an understanding of their rights and obligations in relation to the privacy of, and access to, students’ personal information.

Role of the IPC