Published on 4/29/2021 4:59 PM
(Photo: Graham Hughes for The Canadian Press)
The Administrative Housing Tribunal suspended access to its online service due to privacy issues.
The Court informed the citizens that it suspended Thursday morning access to its internet service allowing access to its files.
The organization indicated in a press release to act in this way “in the light of the facts reported by Le Devoir”.
In a report, “Le Devoir” showed a failing protection of the data of thousands of current tenants and passed to the administrative tribunal – the former Régie du logement du Québec.
The Tribunal expressed concern about the situation and said that it is currently working to “find a solution to ensure a better balance between access to judicial information and the protection of this data against fraudulent use which could result in be done “.
This suspension will be maintained until the Tribunal has identified a satisfactory solution to this effect, the organization said.
Personal information obtained by the Tribunal in the exercise of its judicial functions is not confidential under section 53 of the Act respecting access to documents held by public bodies and the protection of personal information. we called back.
“This exception is the corollary of the publicity of debates. However, the Tribunal is aware of the importance of preventing the use of this information for illegitimate purposes, ”the Tribunal stated.