Human Resources Legislative Update
Federal Mandatory Reporting of Internet Child Pornography Bill Reported As Amended
Date: November 3, 2010
On October 25, 2010, Bill C-22, the Protecting Children From Online Sexual Exploitation Act, was reported to the House of Commons as amended by the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights.
As previously reported, Bill C-22 would impose a mandatory duty on “persons” (defined to include individuals, corporations, partnerships, unincorporated associations or organizations) providing an “internet service” (a service providing internet access, e-mail or Internet content hosting) to report child pornography in specific cases. This includes where the person has “reasonable grounds to believe” the internet service is being used for this purpose.