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The mandate of the Communications Security Establishment Commissioner is threefold:

The Commissioner's mandate is set out in Part V.1 of the National Defence Act and in section 15 of the Security of Information Act.

* CSEC's legislative mandate includes three key functions: (1) it acquires and uses information from the global information infrastructure for the purpose of providing foreign intelligence, in accordance with Government of Canada intelligence priorities; (2) it provides advice, guidance and services to help ensure the protection of electronic information and of information infrastructures of importance to the Government of Canada; and (3) it provides technical and operational assistance to federal law enforcement and security agencies in the performance of their lawful duties. (National Defence Act, Part V.1, section 273.64 (1).)

Date Modified: 2012-02-12
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