A recent report from Motherboard claims that some Canadian police departments are aggregating sensitive personal data from multiple sources and making it available to "partners cops, school staff, social workers, health care workers, and the provincial government." While the data is reportedly anonymized before officials can view it, experts say that "scrubbing data so it may never be used to identify an individual is difficult if not impossible." The report claims that the data isn't just used for criminals, but for "interventions" of people who are at risk of potentially "disruptive" behavior as well, and mentions that experts are worried over the possibility of the data being used for "predictive policing." During the ensuing evaluation, information about the person is shared between the participants and entered into the RTD. The person's identity can be known to local law enforcement, social workers, and health workers, but when their information is added to the RTD, details that might identify the person are not supposed to be included. If agencies collectively decide the person is at an "acutely elevated" level of risk, an intervention is deployed. Interventions can occur without consent if Hub practitioners feel a person is at a high risk of harm... More than 100 Hubs are now operating in cities and towns across Canada and the US, with 37 in Ontario (where Hubs are usually called Situation Tables) contributing to the Risk-driven Tracking Database as of April 2018, according to MCSCS documents. In total, 55 are expected to be contributing by the end of this year... "We can knock on someone's door and say, 'We're so worried about you, can we come in and chat?'" Longworth told Motherboard in a phone call.