CSIS intelligence-sharing rules released

Following a request through the Access to Information Act by Craig Forcese, several documents relating to the intelligence-sharing policies of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) have been released.

The documents, described in the CSIS 2008/2009 Public Report, are the following:

  1. a Ministerial Direction from the Minister of Public Safety on information-sharing with foreign agencies;
  2. a November 2008 directive from the CSIS Deputy Director of Operations described as formalizing “important principles in the context of sharing information with agencies that have poor human rights records”;
  3. a DFAIT/CSIS MOU described as creating an “improved framework for cooperation relating to consular cases involving”;
  4.  caveats attached to information shared with foreign agencies.

Read them here.


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