Brief to the House of Commons' Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics: Analysis and Proposals on the Security of Canada Information Sharing Act

8 Pages Posted: 14 Nov 2016  

Craig Forcese

University of Ottawa - Common Law Section

Kent Roach

University of Toronto - Faculty of Law

Date Written: November 3, 2016

Abstract

This short paper prepared as a brief to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Access to Information and Privacy and Ethics outlines the weaknesses of the Security of Canada Information Sharing Act (SoCISA), enacted as part of Bill C-51 in 2015. It proposes a wholesale renovation of national security information-sharing laws. Short of this, the paper proposes a number of detailed amendments to the SoCISA adding precision, coherence and more meaningful privacy protections to this awkwardly drafted instrument.

Keywords: Privacy, Information-Sharing, National Security, Canada

Suggested Citation

Forcese, Craig and Roach, Kent, Brief to the House of Commons' Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics: Analysis and Proposals on the Security of Canada Information Sharing Act (November 3, 2016). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2863364 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2863364

Craig Forcese (Contact Author)

University of Ottawa - Common Law Section ( email )

57 Louis Pasteur Street
Ottawa, K1N 6N5
Canada

HOME PAGE: http://www.cforcese.ca

Kent Roach

University of Toronto - Faculty of Law ( email )

Toronto, Ontario M5S 1A1
Canada
416-946-5645 (Phone)
416-978-2648 (Fax)

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