With the coming into force of the Intelligence Commissioner Act by order of the Governor in Council on July 12, 2019, the former Office of the Communications Security Establishment Commissioner was dissolved and the employees of the Office of the Communications Security Establishment Commissioner were transferred to the new Office of the Intelligence Commissioner.
The review functions of the former Office of the Communications Security Establishment Commissioner (OCSEC) have been transferred to the National Security and Intelligence Review Agency (NSIRA).
The OCSEC website is no longer in use and has been archived for reference purposes only. Please click on the following link to transfer to the NSIRA website.
The CSE Commissioner provides independent, external review of CSE activities to determine whether they complied with the laws of Canada, including the National Defence Act, the Charter of Rights and Freedoms and the Privacy Act. He provides an annual report for Parliament about his activities, including unclassified summaries of his classified reviews of CSE activities. The Commissioner has all the powers of the Inquiries Act, including the power of subpoena, which gives him unfettered access to all CSE facilities, documents and personnel.
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