Disclosure of personal information

In the course of providing services, you may sometimes need to disclose personal information. There is no definition of “disclose” in Part X. Generally, it means releasing or making the information available to another person or organization.

Note that sharing information with an officer, employee, consultant or agent of your own service provider is considered a use, and not a disclosure when it is for the purpose for which the information was collected, or for one of the other purposes set out in the “use” section of the legislation.43

When you are disclosing personal information, you need consent, unless Part X permits the disclosure without consent.


43. CYFSA, s. 291(1)

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