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Canada Dashboard Digest | Federal privacy commissioner concerned about CSIS data centre Related reading: The IAPP's Privacy List goes live with new web conference series


The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada has expressed privacy concerns about the Canadian Security Intelligence Service's Operational Data Analysis Centre, CTV News reports. The Canadian Press used the Access to Information Act to acquire heavily redacted correspondence letters between the federal privacy commissioner and CSIS over a five-year period. The correspondence reveals how the CSIS data centre uses private information — gleaned from security assessments for employment and immigration purposes — to help with terrorism and espionage investigations. CSIS spokeswoman Tahera Mufti said the agency "takes very seriously all potential privacy considerations related to its work and is committed to ensuring that its activities are transparent, accountable and in compliance with privacy legislation, guidelines and best practices.
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