Job Summary

The Privacy and Records Management Specialist is the University’s subject matter expert to ensure legislative compliance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) and the Personal Health Information Protection Act (PHIPA). The role receives, interprets, coordinates and delivers on all of McMaster`s access to information requests, ensuring legislated timelines and responses are in compliance. The Specialist serves as a consultant to the University community on policies, procedures or practices related to privacy or records management compliance.  The Specialist takes a proactive role in recommending effective records management processes for University departments.  The Specialist provides training and education to the University community to increase awareness on compliance obligations related to privacy and records management. This role requires the incumbent to work with diverse constituencies, often handling complex and sensitive information.

The Privacy and Records Management Specialist must earn the confidence of the University community such that they will be consulted on privacy and records management issues.  The Specialist must have a knowledge of legislative requirements and must maintain an ongoing awareness of developments in the area, and the implications of those developments for the University.

The Privacy and Records Management Specialist reports directly to the University Secretary and displays a high degree of professionalism and discretion throughout their duties.

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