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Information Access and Protection of Privacy (IAPP) Certificate Program Information Access and Protection of Privacy

University of Alberta

University of Alberta

A balance between privacy and transparency is a crucial issue in a democracy. Access and privacy legislation seeks to achieve this delicate balance. It is important as well as challenging to clearly understand how access and privacy principles are applied.

The Information Access and Protection of Privacy (IAPP) certificate is an award-winning online program that focuses on the theories, concepts, principles, issues, and best practices involved in the appropriate administration of access and privacy legislation such as FOIP, PIPEDA, ATIA, and others. Complex legislation, practices, and application in the public and private sectors are also explored.

The IAPP program has received the following awards: Information Rights Pioneer Award (2015); Robert C. Clark Award (2013); Grace-Pépin Access to Information Award (2011); and the CAUCE/AÉPUC Program Award of Distinction for Academic Excellence (2004).


Office of the Registrar
201 Administration Building
Edmonton, Alberta, T6G2M7, Canada

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  • Program Type Occupational
  • Credential Type Certificate *
  • Length 1 Year or Less

    5 courses

  • Part Time Only
  • Cooperative Education
  • Continuing Education Only
  • Distance Learning Only

* Certificate

Admission Requirements

Applicants must have a high school diploma or equivalent, four years of work experience or a post-secondary credential, or permission of the Executive Director. For more information, please visit or email

Distance Delivery Options

Fully Online

Transfer(s) Eligibility

Search Transfer Alberta for course and program transfer information including transfer agreements between post-secondary schools in Alberta, British Columbia, Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Yukon.

Transfer(s) available outside of Transfer Alberta: Not available

Updated September 30, 2019. The information contained in this profile is current as of the date shown.

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