Faculty Rights and Responsibilities
As a public body, the Justice institute of British Columbia adheres to the principles and practices set forth in the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (British Columbia). Instructors should become familiar with the general limits on obtaining and providing access to personal information in their control, and how to handle such sensitive student information appropriately.
Under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, it is prohibited to release participant information without the participant’s explicit, written permission. If participants ask for a course contact list, you may circulate a separate sheet and each participant can provide the information he or she is willing to share (e.g., name, address, phone, fax, email.) If you want to to make copies of this course contact list or have any questions or concerns with respect to privacy of or access to sensitive student information, please reach out to your department contact.