The Canadian Internet and Public Policy Clinic (CIPPIC) have released a public report offering their analysis of proposed changes to the CSE Act. (Bill C-59)
Excerpt from CIPPIC post…
The Government of Canada introduced new national security legislation in the summer of 2017. Bill C-59, National Security Act, 2017 (“Bill C-59” or “the Bill”), would significantly change how Canada’s signals intelligence agency, the Communications Security Establishment (CSE) operates. These reforms are largely contained in the proposed Communications Security Establishment Act (“CSE Act”) in Part 3 of the Bill.
Since the Bill was first proposed, a range of civil society groups and academics have called for significant amendments to the proposed CSE Act. A co-authored report by the Citizen Lab and the Canadian Internet Policy & Public Interest Clinic (CIPPIC) represents the most detailed and comprehensive analysis of these reforms to date. Calls for amendment have principally focused on: