Why are we concerned with FOIP as Educators?


45(8) A board shall ensure that each student enrolled in a school operated by the board is provided with a safe and caring environment that fosters and maintains respectful and responsible behaviours.

Source: School Act S-3 45(8)

When we introduce Web 2.0 programs and apps to students –as learning and teaching tools – many of these programs require some information from the user such as an email address and password prior to use which is NOT considered to be personal information.

However – some programs collect much more information. This crosses the line between providing a safe environment (School Act) and protection a student’s person information (FOIP).


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November 3, 2014

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