Foreign information storage
UBC Policy 116 reminds us that UBC is a public body, under the BC Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy act. FIPPA section 30.1 states that “A public body must ensure that personal information in its custody or under its control is stored only in Canada and accessed only in Canada”.
Personal information includes personal contact information. Electronic storage of personal information may include;
- Hosted data repositories (e.g. Dropbox)
- Survey systems
- E-mail servers (e.g. G-mail – Google is a USA company.)
- Web servers