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Commissioner's Functions

  • Review Function: The Communications Security Establishment (CSE) Commissioner provides independent review of CSEC's activities to ensure compliance with the law and the protection of privacy of Canadians.
  • Complaints Function: The CSE Commissioner can undertake any investigation in response to a complaint concerning the lawfulness of the activities of CSEC.
  • Public Interest Defence: The Security of Information Act prohibits anyone permanently bound to secrecy from communicating or confirming "special operational information", which is defined to include information about the kinds of activities the Communications Security Establishment (CSE) lawfully undertakes.
Date Modified: 2014-03-12
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