Federal Court of Canada: Security Intelligence Services' data retention is illegal


"The Federal Court of Canada has faulted Canada’s domestic spy agency for unlawfully retaining data and for not being truthful with judges who authorize its intelligence programs. Separately, the court also revealed that the spy agency no longer needs warrants to collect Canadians’ tax records.

All this has been exposed in a rare ruling about the growing scope of Canadian intelligence collection disclosed by the court on Thursday. At issue is how the federal domestic spy service has been pushing past its legal boundaries in the name of collecting data, in hopes of rounding out the holdings of a little-known Canadian intelligence facility dubbed the “operational data analysis centre.”"

See: In scathing ruling, Federal Court says CSIS bulk data collection illegal (The Globe and Mail, link)

And see: the judgment ("public" version i.e. censored, pdf) and: summary (pdf)

 

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