Announcement

June 21, 2017

Commissioner’s statement on Bill C-22, an Act to establish the National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians and to make consequential amendments to certain Acts

On June 5, 2017 the Privacy Commissioner of Canada, Daniel Therrien, appeared before the Senate Standing Committee on National Security and Defence (SECD) to discuss Bill C-22, An Act to establish the National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians and to make consequential amendments to certain Acts.

In his remarks, posted today, the Commissioner indicated the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada is supportive of parliamentary oversight for security and intelligence activities.  While he identified some shortcomings in the Bill, he indicated it represents important progress and will address a long-needed gap.

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