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Grievance Filed Over Release of Research Docs

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April 6, 2012

A University of Ottawa professor has filed a grievance over the school's release of documents containing his personal information, Postmedia News reports. Prof. Amir Attaran says University Vice President of Governance Diane Davidson's decision to release his research-related documents to the provincial information and privacy commissioner "is disappointing." "The defence of confidential information, within the limits prescribed by law, is a cornerstone of the academic freedom to conduct research," Attaran says in his grievance. He is asking the university to halt turnover of the records.
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