Spy agency accidentally shared Canadians’ data with allies for years

A federal spy agency inadvertently shared logs of Canadians’ phone calls and Internet exchanges with intelligence allies such as the United States for years, a newly disclosed report says.

The revelation that the Communications Security Establishment compromised Canadians’ privacy while sharing clandestinely captured data appears in a confidential watchdog’s report obtained by The Globe and Mail from court filings related to a lawsuit against the Canadian government.

  • Maurixio Garciasanchez

    Not surprising the previous government sold the entire country for nothing including our basic rights.

    • They been hoovering everything for years I suspect. And likely sharing US citizen data with American agencies and receiving data on Canadian citizens in return from the US so each can claim they weren’t engaged in “domestic” snooping.

  • Ford Prefect

    Spy Agency Shared Canadians’ Data With Allies For Years. There I fixed the headline for you.

  • Mark DeFord Eletion

    “spy agency inadvertently shared”

    There’s probably nothing inadvertent about it. That’s how spy agencies skirt prohibitions on domestic spying. They have other countries do the spying, then share the data.

  • Minicapt

    “Just how CSE collects metadata is a state secret, but it is known that it is gathered in huge volumes indiscriminately.”
    The G&M wants to believe there is a massive scandal, but they cannot quite figure out where it might be found. Or what it might look like if they did accidentally run across it.