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Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario to investigate unauthorized use and disclosure of personal information by police

TORONTO, ON (May 9, 2018) – This week, the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario (IPC) became aware of two separate incidents involving potential privacy breaches by police services in Peel and Toronto. The first involved the alleged unauthorized disclosure of police documents by a member of the Peel Regional Police. The other involved the apparent unauthorized release of a CCTV image by a member of the Toronto Police Service.

My office has decided to launch investigations into these two apparent incidents of unauthorized use and disclosure of personal information. If any reports are produced at the conclusion of our investigations, they will be made available to the public at that time.

- Brian Beamish, Commissioner


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