How will my identity be protected?

When you make a disclosure to us, we take all necessary measures to protect your identity and that of the people who cooperate in the investigation.

Your disclosure will be handled with complete confidentiality. Your personal information can only be accessed by the people authorized to use it in the exercise of their functions. Only the information needed for processing your disclosure will be collected.

Furthermore, to protect your personal information, the disclosure form on our website is secure.

However, the Québec Ombudsman may convey information to bodies responsible for the prevention, detection or repression of crime or statutory offences.  

In the case of reprisal complaints, as part of the investigation we conduct, we necessarily reveal the identity of the whistleblower to the public body or person who carried out reprisal.