In , the Sex Offender Information Registration Act established the National Sex Offender Registry, a national database containing information on convicted sex offenders. This database is administered by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police RCMP and provides police with rapid access to current vital information on convicted sex offenders to assist in the prevention or investigation of sexual offences. For example, police can access the sex offender database and query for a list of all known sex offenders within a geographic area. Any convicted sex offender on the Registry who lives, works, volunteers, goes to school or is even visiting temporarily in that geographical area will be instantly identified.
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RSS Feed. Since , Canadian Courts have required those found guilty of certain sex related crimes be registered in a sexual offender database. The Sexual Offender Information Registry Act SOIRA imposes obligations for those placed on the National Sex Offender Registry to provide police throughout Canada with a significant amount of personal information and obliges them to report yearly for the purpose of being monitored by authorities. A person convicted in Canada of a designated offence must be placed on the Sexual Offender Registry. Persons placed on the Registry must provide police with a significant amount of person information including:. Those placed on the Registry must report within seven days and re-register annually or following a change address or legal name. Registered persons must also provide the duration and location to police of any place in Canada they wish to travel when travelling for more than one week in duration.
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This service supports the objective of the Christopher's Law Sex Offender Registry of Ontario, which is to "provide information and investigative tools, including information about the whereabouts of sexual offenders that police forces within the province require in order to prevent and solve crimes of a sexual nature. Correctional Services Canada CSC is responsible for the disclosure of the offender's personal information through a process whereby CSC , on a daily basis, extracts the information to be provided from its Offender Management System and transfers it electronically to OSOR via a virtual private network VPN using an internet connection. There is potential of embarrassment for CSC should a police force misuse the personal information of an offender. CSC has established contractual and technical measures to minimize the risks that the recipients of the information will use it for unauthorized purposes. The legislative and contractual framework provides reasonable assurance that OSOR and the police forces that will receive the information provided by CSC will be rigorous in the way in which they use and handle it.
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