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Income and Employment Supports Act

Published Date: January 01, 2004
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Part 8 Confidentiality of Information and General Regulations (Sections 49-50)

Section 49 Personal information

  1. In this section, “personal information” means personal information as defined in the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

  2. The Director and any person employed or assisting in the administration of this Act shall preserve confidentiality with respect to personal information that comes to the Director’s or person’s attention under this Act and shall not disclose or communicate that information except as follows:

    1. to any person or organization if the disclosure is necessary for the administration of this Act;

    2. to any person employed in the administration of similar legislation in another province or territory of Canada;

    3. to any person or organization if the Minister considers the disclosure or communication to be in the best interests of the person who is the subject of the information or in the best interests of any program under this Act and provides a written consent to the disclosure or communications;

    4. to another person in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

  3. The Director may enter into agreements for the sharing of personal information with any person or organization for any purpose related to the administration of this Act.

  4. The Director may collect personal information for the purposes of sections 29 and 30.

  5. Notwithstanding subsection (2), information collected under sections 29 and 30 that would reveal the confidential source of the personal information must not be disclosed except for the purpose of administering this Act.

  6. If there is a conflict or inconsistency between subsection (5) and the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, subsection (5) prevails despite the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.