62. The Act is amended by adding the following after section 33.11:
Marginal note:Research or statistical purposes
33.12 Information may be made available for research or statistical purposes to any person or body, including one referred to in any of sections 33.03 to 33.06, if
(a) the Minister is of the opinion that the research or statistical purposes are consistent with the principles set out in paragraphs 33.13(1)(a) to (e);
(b) the Minister is of the opinion that the purpose for which the information is made available cannot reasonably be accomplished unless the information is provided in a form that may identify the individual to whom it relates; and
(c) the information is made available subject to conditions set out in an agreement between the Minister and the person or body, and the person or body undertakes in the agreement not to subsequently disclose the information in a form that could reasonably be expected to identify the individual to whom it relates.
Marginal note:Use of information for research purposes
33.13 (1) The use of information by the Minister and by public officers of the Department of Social Development for policy analysis, research or evaluation purposes shall be guided by the following principles:
(a) the object of the policy analysis, research or evaluation is consistent with the powers, duties and functions of the Minister under the Department of Social Development Act;
(b) the use of the information is consistent with any agreement under which the information was obtained;
(c) the results of the policy analysis, research or evaluation will be made available only in accordance with sections 33 to 33.08 and 33.12 and any agreements under which the information was obtained;
(d) the policy analysis, research or evaluation would be difficult or impossible if the information were not used; and
(e) the policy analysis, research or evaluation is in the public interest.
(2) Unless authorized by the Minister, a public officer shall not use information for the purpose of policy analysis, research or evaluation if the information would allow an individual to be identified.
(3) Information that is used for policy analysis, research or evaluation purposes shall not be used for any administrative purpose as defined in section 3 of the Privacy Act.
Marginal note:R.S., c. P-21
Department of Social Development
Ministère du Développement social
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