Nova Scotia's Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIPOP) Act came into force in 1994. In 1999, the Act was extended to cover local public bodies including universities.

Under FOIPOP, Dalhousie University is obliged to adopt a policy of accountability, openness and transparency and to provide a right of access to information with limited exceptions. The university is likewise obliged to ensure the protection of individuals' personal privacy.

Dalhousie is committed to making every reasonable effort to assist persons seeking information concerning the university and to help them with FOIPOP applications and to respond without delay in an open, accurate and complete manner.

This website is maintained by the Dalhousie Legal Counsel Office in order to provide readers with general information about the Legal Counsel Office and its role at the university. To report an issue on this website, please contact us at (902) 494-2184.