LIBR 514J (3)

ADMINISTERING RECORDS UNDER THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION AND PROTECTION OF PRIVACY LEGISLATION

Cross-listed with ARST 565

PREREQUISITES:

MLIS and Dual Students: completion of the MLIS core courses and LIBR 516.

GOAL: To prepare you to administer access to records subject to Canadian freedom of information and privacy legislation

OBJECTIVES:

  • 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.

CONTENT:

  • 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.