Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Privacy Commissioner writes to CSE Chief

Privacy Commissioner Jennifer Stoddart hits CSE Chief John Forster with the full force of her powers:
[W]e believe that public trust is critical to any endeavour of government, including its intelligence and security mandates. We strongly encourage CSEC to be as visible and forthright as possible in the public debate now unfolding. To that end, if there is any opportunity for my staff to assist you as you continue to work on privacy-related issues, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Forster replies:
We will continue to look for opportunities to be as open and transparent as possible, within the constraints of national security and public safety. In that regard, I wish to thank you for your offer of assistance and would welcome continued collaboration between our organizations as CSEC moves forward on privacy-related initiatives.
Consult image above to determine when she can expect to hear from him again.


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