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The Provincial Archives, as a government institution, is bound by The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIPP), The Health Information Protection Act (HIPA) and other relevant legislation pertaining to access and privacy. The Legislative Compliance and Access Unit (LCAU) is responsible for institution-wide compliance with all applicable access and privacy requirements as prescribed in legislation and donor agreements. The Provincial Archives works to balance the public’s right to access information against an individual's right to privacy and the Unit assists the Archives in meeting this challenge.
The Unit facilitates access to the Provincial Archives' Collection by reviewing and processing researcher requests to access restricted materials. Before researchers are granted access, records are reviewed for personal information and personal health information as defined in FOIPP and HIPA or for any access restrictions established by other applicable legislation. Any information that should be restricted is severed prior to access or, when applicable, a non-disclosure agreement is negotiated with the researcher.