Mandate of the Communications Security Establishment Canada

When the Anti-terrorism Act came into effect on December 24, 2001, it added Part V.1 to the National Defence Act, and set out CSEC's three-part mandate:

Protection of Canadians

CSEC is prohibited by law from directing its foreign signals intelligence collection  and IT security activities at Canadians — wherever they might be in the world — or at any person in Canada.

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