Privacy Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. P-21)

Act current to 2014-07-22 and last amended on 2014-07-01. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Public Sector Integrity Commissioner

 The Public Sector Integrity Commissioner shall refuse to disclose any personal information requested under subsection 12(1) that was obtained or created by him or her or on his or her behalf in the course of an investigation into a disclosure made under the Public Servants Disclosure Protection Act or an investigation commenced under section 33 of that Act.

  • 2005, c. 46, s. 58.
Marginal note:Public Servants Disclosure Protection Act

 The head of a government institution shall refuse to disclose personal information requested under subsection 12(1) that was created for the purpose of making a disclosure under the Public Servants Disclosure Protection Act or in the course of an investigation into a disclosure under that Act.

  • 2005, c. 46, s. 58.
Marginal note:Security clearances

 The head of a government institution may refuse to disclose any personal information requested under subsection 12(1) that was obtained or prepared by an investigative body specified in the regulations for the purpose of determining whether to grant security clearances

  • (a) required by the Government of Canada or a government institution in respect of individuals employed by or performing services for the Government of Canada or a government institution, individuals employed by or performing services for a person or body performing services for the Government of Canada or a government institution, individuals seeking to be so employed or seeking to perform those services, or

  • (b) required by the government of a province or a foreign state or an institution thereof,

if disclosure of the information could reasonably be expected to reveal the identity of the individual who furnished the investigative body with the information.

  • 1980-81-82-83, c. 111, Sch. II “23”.
Marginal note:Individuals sentenced for an offence

 The head of a government institution may refuse to disclose any personal information requested under subsection 12(1) that was collected or obtained by the Correctional Service of Canada or the Parole Board of Canada while the individual who made the request was under sentence for an offence against any Act of Parliament, if the disclosure could reasonably be expected to

  • (a) lead to a serious disruption of the individual’s institutional, parole or statutory release program; or

  • (b) reveal information about the individual originally obtained on a promise of confidentiality, express or implied.

  • R.S., 1985, c. P-21, s. 24;
  • 1994, c. 26, s. 56;
  • 2012, c. 1, s. 160.