Nova Scotia's Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIPOP) Act came into force in 1994. In 1999, the Act was extended to cover local public bodies including universities.
Under FOIPOP, Dalhousie University is obliged to adopt a policy of accountability, openness and transparency and to provide a right of access to information with limited exceptions. The university is likewise obliged to ensure the protection of individuals' personal privacy.
Dalhousie is committed to making every reasonable effort to assist persons seeking information concerning the university and to help them with FOIPOP applications and to respond without delay in an open, accurate and complete manner.
The information provided herein is intended to be of assistance in understanding the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and Regulations as it applies to Dalhousie University. The information contained herein is subject to revision and review and is not to be considered as a
replacement or substitute for University regulations or policy. The information contained herein should not be construed as legal advice.