ERIC Number: ED429576
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
FOIPP and Technology: Best Practices for Alberta School Jurisdictions.
Gillis, R. Peter; Whitemarsh, Judith
This study provides suggestions and best practices for superintendents, Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIPP) coordinators and school information technologists in dealing with the impact of Alberta's FOIPP Act on the application of information technologies within their organizations. The study explores the relationship between the requirements of the legislation and the ongoing application of technology within school organizations, as it relates to accessing information, protecting individual privacy, and managing electronic information. The study is divided into six parts: (1) FOIPP overview and checklist for senior managers; (2) introduction, covering the scope of the FOIPP Act and definitions; (3) accessing general information, including policy principles for information access; (4) accessing personal information; (5) protecting personal privacy, including privacy requirements, implementing privacy protection for information systems, planning new and modified personal information systems, privacy impact assessment, security of personal information, and contracting; and (6) FOIPP and information management, including managing electronic records, security, and e-mail. Appendices include strategies for school jurisdictions, basic questions for school jurisdictions, and related Alberta Education resources. (AEF)
Descriptors: Access to Information, Check Lists, Computer Security, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Administration, Educational Practices, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Freedom of Information, Information Management, Information Policy, Information Systems, Information Technology, Legislation, Privacy, School Districts
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton.
Identifiers - Location: Canada