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Access to Information and Protection of Privacy

Making a formal request

Two types of formal Freedom of Information (FOI) requests you might submit include the following:

Personal information

If you would like to access your own personal information, you may need to submit a formal FOI request. Types of information include:

  • employment records
  • health information
  • academic records

Note: You may be able to access your personal information without submitting a formal FOI request. For example, if you would like to request your own transcripts, please use the Official Transcript Request form.

Non-personal information

If you would like to request non-personal information, you must submit a formal FOI request. Non-personal information includes the following:

  • information that is not available to the public
  • information about third parties
  • personal information about someone other than the requester

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