CSE becomes quieter

Canada's eavesdropping agency, Communications Security Establishment Canada, will no longer release an annual report of priorities after becoming a stand-alone agency, the Canadian Press reported. The agency, which has a budget of about $400 million for keeping a close eye on international communications as well as protecting federal files, was until recently a section of the Department of Defence. Now that it is independent to the minister, transparency has become an option.

Published: Wednesday, 08/01/2012 12:00 am EDT

Canada's eavesdropping agency, Communications Security Establishment Canada, will no longer release an annual report of priorities after becoming a stand-alone agency, the Canadian Press reported. The agency, which has a budget of about $400 million for keeping a close eye on international communications as well as protecting federal files, was until recently a section of the Department of Defence. Now that it is independent to the minister, transparency has become an option.

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