- Identify and evaluate potential privacy risks of new initiatives and programs
- Mitigate privacy risks to protect students’ and educators’ personal information
- Communicate data security measures to parents, students and educators
- Collect appropriate consent
The privacy office(r) or PIA drafter in a School/District can help to:
- Determine internal policies for review and sign-off of PIAs
- Answer questions about the PIA template and FIPPA
The Privacy and Access Helpline (Privacy.Helpline@gov.bc.ca) can also answer questions.
Note: Schools/Districts must keep completed PIAs on site in a secure location for the purpose of a Privacy Commissioner’s Audit.
By doing so, School/Districts will follow best practices and meet the requirements of FIPPA.
Personal information is defined as “Recorded information about an identifiable individual other than contact information.”
Personal information is not just you name, address, email and phone number. It can also include:
- Age, sex, religions beliefs, sexual orientation, marital status, blood type
- Health, education, financial, criminal or employment records
- Social Insurance Number (SIN) and Personal Education Number (PEN)
- Personal views, opinions, beliefs or associations
- Songs or plug-ins you’ve downloaded
- Your computers technical configuration
- Websites you’ve recently visited
- Your email address and more
People can learn a lot about you if they combine this with information you’ve already shared on social media, shopping, or entertainment sites.
To learn more about this, click here to visit the Guides page under Resources.
- Create an online profile or register to join an online community
- Take a survey or enter a contest
- Subscribe to a newsletter or sign up for an online promotion
- Send an e-card and more