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Privacy guardians to unveil recommendations on modernizing Canada’s national security Framework

OTTAWA – The Privacy Commissioner of Canada and his Quebec and Ontario counterparts will hold a news conference Tuesday to discuss privacy issues and the federal government’s national consultation on modernizing Canada’s national security Framework.

Privacy Commissioner of Canada Daniel Therrien, Ontario Information and Privacy Commissioner Brian Beamish and Commission d'accès à l'information du Québec President Jean Chartier will take part in a news conference that will follow the release of a submission to the ongoing public consultation.

The submission is signed by all federal, provincial and territorial privacy commissioners and ombudspersons.

It will address key national security and law enforcement issues with significant implications for the privacy rights of Canadians, including the collection and use of metadata by national security agencies and law enforcement; encryption; and information sharing by government.

News conference details:

Date:   Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Time:   11 a.m. ET

Where: National Press Theatre, 150 Wellington Street, Ottawa

Journalists who are not members of the Canadian Parliamentary Press Gallery will require accreditation from the gallery in advance. For more information, contact Marc Fortier at

Note: The submission will be available at the National Press Theatre 15 minutes before the start of the news conference and will be posted on the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada website, at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, December 6.


For information, please contact:

Tobi Cohen

For information or interview requests for provincial or territorial commissioners and ombudspeople, please contact their offices.

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