Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA)


Nipissing University respects the privacy of their students, faculty, staff, alumni and donors and will make every effort to protect the personal information that is collected, used or held by the University.

To ensure that all personal information is dealt with appropriately, Nipissing University will comply with the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) as it applies to the university sector.

The Council of Ontario Universities (COU) obtained a legal opinion on how PIPEDA applies to universities. It concluded that PIPEDA applies to the collection, use, and disclosure of personal information in the course of "commercial activity" rather than educational purposes.

Effective June 10, 2006 universities became subject to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA). Please refer to the following websites for further information on the PIPEDA and other privacy and access policies and procedures: