According to anti-violence workers, databases can help streamline the collection and storage of personal information and make data more accessible. However, in the context of women, children and youth experiencing domestic and sexual violence, stalking, trafficking and harassment, having personal information stored in an electronic database can put their safety at risk through online interception, subpoenas, third party requests and data breaches. The following reports and guides provide anti-violence organizations with information about the privacy and security considerations needed before implementing an electronic database in their anti-violence programs.

The following Resources will be available April 30th, 2019.

  • Electronic Database and Case Management System Use by Anti-Violence Organizations across Canada
  • Understanding Database Options for Canadian Anti-Violence Organizations
  • Privacy, Security and Confidentiality: Database Considerations for Canadian Anti-Violence Programs
  • Vie privée, sécurité et confidentialité: Considérations liées aux bases de données pour les organisations antiviolence au Canada
  • Database Considerations for Anti-Violence Organizations Handout
  • Considérations liées aux bases de données pour les organisations antiviolence au Canada: dépliant
  • Database Vendor Questionnaire for Canadian Anti-Violence Organizations