Privacy and How Policies and Regulations Impact the Principal – An Interview with Wendy Lopez

By Marguerite Thomson

Conversations and Keynotes from the 2019 CPCO Conference held in Toronto on November 21-22. The theme for this year's conference, Compassion: Leading with Heart, attracted over 200 Catholic school leaders from across Ontario.

In this episode, the Support Services Team interviews Wendy Lopez, CPCO, General Counsel. The topic of Privacy is of great interest to Principals and Vice Principals. The team and Wendy discuss different aspects of privacy from a legal perspective. Questions such as “Do I have a right to privacy when I am using Board email”, what does personal information mean in the context of schools, as well the concept of recording meetings are considered.