Previously: ARST 575B (3) Administering Freedom of Information and and Protection of Privacy Legislations; cross-listed with LIBR 514J
MAS and Dual Students: completion of the MAS core courses
MLIS students: completion of the MLIS core courses, plus permission of the iSchool Graduate Advisor
GOAL: To prepare you to administer access to records subject to Canadian freedom of information and privacy legislation
- To examine the principles and standards of information access and privacy rights.
- To study the methods by which organizations manage access to information and protect personal privacy.
- To understand the implications and challenges of access and privacy codes for public and private sector administration.
- To identify the opportunities provided by access and privacy law to improve the quality and management of record and information systems.
- Evolution of access and privacy codes within the public and private sectors.
- Models for managing access and privacy administration.
- Developing policies, procedures, guidelines, and reference and assessment tools to manage key corporate access and privacy issues.
- Designing processes to locate, review, document, sever, and prepare records for disclosure and to make access decisions.
- Managing requests for review of access decisions and privacy complaints through mediation and inquiry by the Commissioner’s Office.
- Impact of technology on the provision of access and privacy services.
- Impetus from FOI and privacy to improve how records are created and the management of record-keeping systems.
- Promoting awareness and orientation of access and privacy rights and responsibilities.
- Monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of an organization’s information access and privacy program.
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