Privacy impact assessments
In 2002, Treasury Board Secretariat made privacy impact assessments mandatory.
What is a privacy impact assessment
- It is an assessment done to ensure compliance with the Privacy Act.
- It is a tool for identifying and mitigating privacy risks related to new or modified government programs and activities involving the collection and handling of personal information.
- It is a means to promote transparency, accountability and public confidence in the safe handling of your personal information.
Privacy protection is especially important at the Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) because much of what the Services does deals with personal information.
For additional information on privacy impact assessments, please refer to Treasury Board's:
These are some of the summaries of privacy impact assessments, which CSC has completed for its own programs and activities:
- Disclosure for Health Research
- Memorandum of Understanding regarding the Use and Disclosure of Information with Respect to Periods of Incarceration for the Administration of the Old Age Security Act
- Uniform Program
- Human Resources Management System
- Electronic Sharing of Offenders' Information with Provincial Governments
- Electronic Sharing of Offenders' Information via InfoPol with Police Forces
- Ontario Sex Offender Registry
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