The Commissioner for Investigative Powers (IPC), Sir Brian Leveson, has been tasked with overseeing the new agreement between Britain and the United States, which allows law enforcement agencies to directly tap technology companies into user data. The original survey files received by Statistics Canada are stored in a “Restricted” directory and access is limited to some analysts in HAB. Data files are copied and stored in a “shared” directory on the server provided for this purpose and access is granted only to authorized employees. A control protocol with the names of readers and associated records and files, as well as the names of authorized personnel with access, is used to track access to the data files of the Canada Health Statistics Survey. To fulfill its mandate, the HSD enters into statistical data exchange agreements (DSAs) with other organizations under the control of paragraphs 11 and 12 of the Statistical Law. These agreements cover almost all business surveys and the majority of household surveys and have certain exceptions for the disclosure of confidential information about interviewees, with or without the consent of interviewees, provided that all parties comply with legal requirements for providing information on the exchange of data , approval rights and privacy protection. In general, data exchange is conducted for statistical purposes when statistical and information surveys are initiated by common survey partners or when a common data resource is jointly held by two or more partners. Data exchange occurs when partners` response and compliance costs for data sharing are significantly reduced, as well as when statistical data is improved in accuracy, collection, relevance and timeliness. An on-site visit was conducted to the department to assess procedures for ensuring the implementation of the DSA GVCs between Statistics Canada and the department. The approach consisted of interviews with key executives and staff, as well as an audit, review and review of procedures and procedures in place within the department to ensure that the terms of the ASD between Statistics Canada and the department are met, with an emphasis on the existence and compliance of security requirements and compliance with data confidentiality. The ministry may pass the data on to third-party beneficiaries such as health regions under its jurisdiction; Researchers from recognized provincial or academic institutes or research organizations; Ontario Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences and Cancer Care Ontario.
In order to protect the confidentiality and confidentiality of the information collected, DSAs have conditions to ensure that the confidentiality of the information is not compromised.