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Opinion: Oversight Needed for Real Privacy

SURVEILLANCE

September 20, 2013

An op-ed for The Globe and Mail co-authored by Ontario Information and Privacy Commissioner Ann Cavoukian, with Ron Deibert, Andrew Clement and Nathalie Des Rosiers, discusses Communications Security Establishment Canada (CSEC) playing “the part of a willing accomplice” to U.S. surveillance efforts. The authors caution, “This rare disclosure offers a glimpse at CSEC’s intimate partnership with one of the world’s most powerful intelligence agencies—and serves as a reminder that Canadians shouldn’t be complacent … While there is much criticism of the U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, at least it has oversight of NSA activities. There is no equivalent in Canada.”
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