Privacy Impact Assessment Summary - National Dose Registry (April 2013)
Description of Program or Activity
The NDR is Canada's official repository for Occupational Radiation Dose Records operated by the Radiation Protection Bureau of Health Canada (within HECSB). It contains the occupational radiation dose records of monitored radiation workers in Canada dating from the 1940s to the present. The NDR has records for over 800,000 individuals, which includes the records of approximately 152,000 individuals that are currently being monitored.
Legal Authority for Program or Activity
Legal authority for the collection of personal information in NDR is found under section 7 of the Radiation Protection Regulations and the Department of Health Act, paragraphs 4(2)(a.1), (b), (c), (h) and (i).
Related Personal Information Bank
The collection and use of personal information with the National Dose Registry is described in the Personal Information Bank (PIB) - National Dose Registry - HC PPU 080 however; as part of the PIA recommendations, the particular PIB will be updated to meet TBS requirements and to accurately reflect what information is being collected and the disclosures to Regulatory Authorities and employers and to provide individuals, employers and Worker Compensation Board with a dose history summary upon their request.
Risk Identification and Categorization
As per the TBS Directive on Privacy Impact Assessment, the core PIA must include a completed risk identification and categorization section as outlined below. To have consistent risk categories and risk measurement across government institutions, standardized risk areas (itemized below) and a common risk scale are to be maintained as the basis for risk analysis.
The numbered risk scale is presented in an ascending order: the first level (1) represents the lowest level of potential risk for the risk area; the fourth level (4) represents the highest level of potential risk for the given risk area.
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