Disclosure of Personal Information under the Community Safety and Policing Act, 2019
Regulation - LGIC
Bill or Act:
Community Safety and Policing Act, 2019
Summary of Proposal:
In March 2019, the government passed the Community Safety and Policing Act, 2019 (CSPA), as part of the Comprehensive Ontario Police Services Act, 2019. Once in force, the CSPA will replace the current Police Services Act (PSA). The CSPA is an opportunity to modernize policing and enhance community safety in Ontario.
As part of the work to bring the Act into force, the Ministry of the Solicitor General (SOLGEN) is working on regulations on a number of matters.
At this time, SOLGEN is requesting public and stakeholder input on a proposed regulation related to the disclosure of personal information by the chief of police or designate under section 80 of the CSPA. The ministry is seeking to update the regulatory framework for the disclosure of personal information under the equivalent PSA provision, section 41, to broaden and clarify the circumstances that would authorize a chief of police or designate to disclose personal information to the public or certain entities.
The proposed regulation prescribes the circumstances in which a chief of police or designate may disclose specified types of personal information under CSPA, subsection 80 (1) which provides for statutory authority to disclose personal information in accordance with the regulations.
For more detail, please see the attached draft regulation.
SOLGEN welcomes your comments and feedback.
Analysis of Regulatory Impact:
SOLGEN may be consulting with stakeholders to identify potential costs associated with the given regulation coming into force
December 21, 2022
Comments Due Date:
February 4, 2023
Ministry of the Solicitor General
Strategic Policy, Research and Innovation Division
25 Grosvenor Street
Toronto, ON M7A 1Y6