Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations
Marginal note:Information categories
315.25 (1) Only information belonging to the following information categories in respect of a national of a third country may be disclosed:
(a) biographic data to be used for the purposes of identity verification, such as name, alias, date of birth, country of birth, gender, citizenship and travel document number;
(b) biometric data consisting of a photograph, fingerprints or both to be used for the purposes of identity verification; and
(c) in the case of a response to a query made by the Government of the United States, other immigration-related data, including the immigration status of the national of a third country, a previous determination that the national of a third country failed to meet the requirements of Canada’s immigration laws, a previous admissibility decision or determination and data relevant to the admissibility of the national of a third country if
(i) a match is established in respect of the biographic data referred to in paragraph (a); or
(ii) a match is established in respect of the biometric data referred to in paragraph (b).
Marginal note:Refugee claim — limitation on disclosure of data
(2) In the case of a response to a query made by the Government of the United States in respect of a national of a third country making a refugee claim in the United States, only information related to an application for a permanent or temporary resident visa, a work or study permit or another immigration benefit under federal immigration legislation may be disclosed.
Marginal note:Accuracy and reliability
(3) The disclosure must be made in a manner that ensures the accuracy and reliability of the information in question.
Marginal note:Refusal to disclose
(4) If the Minister determines that disclosing information in response to a query would be inconsistent with domestic law or detrimental to national sovereignty, national security, public policy, or other important national interests, the Minister may refuse to provide all or part of the available information or offer to provide all or part of the information subject to any terms and conditions that he or she may specify.
- SOR/2014-6, s. 1
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