1. Collection and Communication of Personal Information 1. Collection and Communication of Personal Information http://chad.ca/en/members/professional-practice/toolbox/collecting-and-disclosing-personal-information/117/1-collection-and-communication-of-personal-information

When carrying out an investigation, the claims adjuster must obtain the claimant’s authorization before collecting and communicating information concerning this claimant. It is recommended that a consent form be used.

According to the Act respecting the Protection of personal information in the private sector, consent given by the claimant: 

  • must be manifest, free and enlightened, and must be given for specific purposes; 
  • is valid only for the length of time needed to achieve the purposes for which it was requested.


Contents of a Consent Form

  • ​The object of the file 
  • The identity of third parties or companies from whom the insured-claimant authorizes the collection of personal information 
  • The identity of third parties or companies to whom the insured-claimant allows the communication of personal information; 
  • The use that will be made of information collected or communicated 
  • The nature of the information exchanged 
  • The period during which the consent is valid 
  • The location where the file thus constituted will be kept 
  • The right to access and rectify the file

For further information, please consult the following documents.

Tools

  • Procedure (July 2008)
    This procedure is designed to ensure that the consent form used by the claims adjuster complies with the legislation.
    In particular, it contains: 

    • ​reference to the relevant sections of the Act; 
    • information that must appear on the consent form; 
    • excerpts from the Act respecting the Protection of personal information in the private sector.
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  • Form (June 2015​)

    This form complies with the Act respecting the Protection of personal information in the private sector. It protects the insured, as well as the insurer and the claims adjuster.

    To have your company’s logo added to the form, please e-mail info@chad.qc.ca​.

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