Committee hears from CBA on Security of Canadians Information Sharing Act

  • February 01, 2017

On behalf of the CBA, David Elder appeared before Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics on the Security of Canadians Information Sharing Act.  

Elder’s presentation to the committee was based on the December 2016 CBA submission responding to the National Security Green Paper.  In this submission, the CBA supports balanced information sharing for the purpose of national security that is necessary, proportionate and accompanied by adequate safeguards to protect individual privacy rights and ensure that information shared is reliable. These measures include robust independent oversight, restrictions around the subsequent use and disclosure of information disclosed to an institution under the Act, as well as effective checks and balances on information sharing.

Read the submission