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 November 3, 2016  Court, Featured News, Non-U.S., Surveillance

Colin Freeze reports:

The Federal Court of Canada faulted Canada’s domestic spy agency Thursday for unlawfully amassing data, for misusing its surveillance warrants and for not being forthright with judges who authorize its intelligence programs. The court is also revealing that CSIS no longer needs warrants to collect  Canadians’ tax records because of changes wrought by Bill C-51.

The matter was said to involve the decade-long collection of volumes of data within the Canadian Security Intelligence Service’s little-known Operational Data Analysis Centre, which the judges who scrutinize CSIS are characterizing as a hidden and unlawful repository of data amassed by the spy agency.

Read more on the Globe and Mail.

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