These Rules and Procedures provide the process for persons to request the disclosure of Registrant information not publicly available.
Request for Disclosure of Registrant Information - Rules and Procedures
Version 1.7 (May 20, 2015)
Except as expressly specified herein or in the Policy, any other request for disclosure of information of Registrants must be by way of an order, ruling, decision, subpoena, warrant, or judgment.
These Rules and Procedures outline:
- What specific information of Registrants may be disclosed under these Rules and Procedures, pursuant to a request for disclosure;
- Who may request such information be disclosed by CIRA, pursuant to these Rules and Procedures (“Requestors”); and
- What express requirements the Requestors must meet, before CIRA will consider disclosure of information, pursuant to a request.
All capitalized terms used herein but not defined, shall have the meanings as set out in CIRA’s Registrant Agreement or Registrar Agreement.
Rules and Procedures
- Information Subject to Disclosure.
These Rules and Procedures provide for the potential disclosure of the following information of Registrants, as found in the CIRA Registry:
CIRA will not disclose any other information under these Rules and Procedures.
- Who May Request Disclosure of Information. Law Enforcement Requestors must be a member of a Canadian law enforcement or national security agency that is a government institution or part of a government institution, who has identified its lawful authority to obtain the Information, and who complies with all of the obligations of Section 3 below.
- Requirements. To be able to request Information, a Requestor must meet all of the following requirements:
- CIRA Response. CIRA will respond to the request as quickly as possible after receipt of a form. CIRA reserves the right not to respond to a request, or to refuse a request where the Requestor did not, or CIRA believes may not, fully comply with all of the requirements of these Rules and Procedures.
- Notice to Registrant. If CIRA approves a request hereunder, CIRA shall, unless prohibited by law, not less than 30 and not more than 60 days after disclosure of the Information, use reasonable efforts to send an email to the Administrative Contact of the Registrant indicating: (a) that CIRA has disclosed the Information; and (b) the name of the Requestor to whom CIRA has disclosed the Information.
For purposes of these Rules and Procedures:
“Child Exploitation Law” means the following offences in the Criminal Code:
in each case where the victim of such offence is a person under 18.
“Denial of Service Attack” means an attempt to make an Internet site or Internet service unavailable to its intended users by overwhelming that site or service with service requests, and includes a distributed denial-of-service attack (DDoS attack).
“Espionage or Sabotage Threat” means espionage or sabotage that is against Canada or is detrimental to the interests of Canada or activities directed toward or in support of such espionage or sabotage.
“Malicious Hacking” means the intentional and unauthorized access to a computer system.
“Phishing” means an attempt to acquire sensitive information (such as usernames, passwords, and credit card details) by masquerading as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication.
“Pharming” means an attempt to redirect an Internet site or Internet service to a fake site or service without the end user's knowledge.
“Terrorist Threat” means activities within or relating to Canada directed toward or in support of the threat or use of acts of serious violence against persons or property for the purpose of achieving a political, religious or ideological objective within Canada or a foreign state.