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Canada Cuts Off Some Intelligence Sharing With U.S. Out of Fear for Canadians' Privacy

• theintercept.com

"Defense Minister Harjit Sajjan says the sharing won't resume until he is satisfied that the proper protections are in place," CBC reported.

Earlier on Thursday, the watchdog tasked with keeping tabs on the Ottawa-based Communications Security Establishment (CSE), Jean-Pierre Plouffe, called out the electronic spying agency for risking Canadian privacy in his annual report.

Plouffe wrote that the surveillance agency broke privacy laws when it shared Canadian data with its allies without properly protecting it first. Consequently, he concluded, it should precisely explain how Canadian citizens' metadata — information about who a communication is to and from, the subject line of an email, and so on — can and can't be used.

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