by Katie Degendorfer (University of Ottawa)
The information sharing SCISA enables has resulted in Charter violations and effectively nullifies privacy protections pursuant to the Privacy Act. The manner of the sharing of information undermines those rights and freedoms that are central to Canadian “security” and has provided incorrect information to the wrong people, endangering Canadian citizens’ lives. Given Canada’s intelligence gathering and sharing initiatives as part of the Five Eyes and the recent Presidential election in the United States, arguably, Canada should consider either curtailing the information sharing initiatives SCISA facilitates, or ensuring more oversight and review so that the government is held accountable, and Canadian citizens and their rights are better protected in the years to come. This paper will argue that SCISA as it currently exists is not able to effectively fulfill the imposing purpose that it set out for itself.
Working Paper: The Security of Canada Information Sharing Act
Citation: Katie Degendorfer, "The Security of Canada Information Sharing Act: A mosaic reflecting Charter and privacy rights violations", Working Paper n°13, OSN, 2017.
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