Human Resources Legislative Update
Mandatory Reporting of Internet Child Pornography Bill, Regulations Come Into Force (C-22)
Date: December 22, 2011
On December 8, 2011, Bill C-22, an Act respecting the mandatory reporting of Internet child pornography by persons who provide an Internet service, came into force, along with supporting regulations.
The Internet Child Pornography Reporting Regulations provide the enabling framework for the legislation. It names the designated organization (Canadian Centre for Child Protection) for the purpose of receiving reports, and elaborates upon its role, functions and activities, as well as the manner in which “service providers” discharge their duties under the Act. This includes the notification of police, and preservation of evidence in accordance with sections 3 and 4 of the Act.