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Privacy Act

Version of section 64 from 2019-06-21 to 2019-07-11:

Marginal note:Disclosure authorized

  •  (1) The Privacy Commissioner may disclose or may authorize any person acting on behalf or under the direction of the Commissioner to disclose information

    • (a) that, in the opinion of the Commissioner, is necessary to

      • (i) carry out an investigation under this Act, or

      • (ii) establish the grounds for findings and recommendations contained in any report under this Act; or

    • (b) in the course of a prosecution for an offence under this Act, a prosecution for an offence under section 131 of the Criminal Code (perjury) in respect of a statement made under this Act or a review before the Court under this Act or Part 1 of the Access to Information Act or an appeal from a review of that Court.

  • Marginal note:Disclosure of offence authorized

    (2) The Privacy Commissioner may disclose to the Attorney General of Canada information relating to the commission of an offence against a law of Canada or a province by a director, an officer or an employee of a government institution if, in the Commissioner’s opinion, there is evidence of such an offence.

  • R.S., 1985, c. P-21, s. 64
  • R.S., 1985, c. 27 (1st Supp.), s. 187
  • 2006, c. 9, s. 186
  • 2019, c. 18, s. 52

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