The OPC makes recommendations in three areas. These
1. Greater Transparency. Augment existing
review and reporting mechanisms through:
Reporting statistics annually on instances in which the
Communications Security Establishment Canada (CSEC) assists other
Canadian federal agencies when it receives requests for
interception, as well as tabling annual reports by CSEC to
Extending existing reporting requirements on use of
surveillance in Public Safety Canada's annual reports,
separating domestic and foreign mandates, and those activities that
are authorized by warrant and those that are warrantless.
Updating public disclosure providing an overview of
Canada's intelligence community and engage in a dialogue
regarding mandates and how Canada's intelligence community
cooperates with global partners.
Reporting on consideration, rejection or implementation of
recommendations from previous commissions of inquiry and policy
reviews of Canada's Intelligence Community.
2. Privacy Law Modernization. Modernize
Canada's privacy protections by:
Reforming existing privacy legislation to require privacy
impact assessments prior to implementing new programs.
Strengthening provisions relating to exchange of information
with foreign authorities to ensure that there is an investigative
foundation for information and to ensure clear rules for
Expanding grounds for recourse to the Federal Court.
Permitting the OPC to cooperate with other oversight bodies
governing Canadian intelligence agencies.
Regulating use of and access to online sources and social
networking sites by government agencies.
3. Accountability. Strengthen
Bolstering the powers of oversight bodies, particularly with
respect to joint reviews.
Clarifying legislative authority for certain intelligence
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