National Defence Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. N-5)

Act current to 2017-08-27 and last amended on 2015-06-01. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Mandate
  •  (1) The mandate of the Communications Security Establishment is

    • (a) to acquire and use information from the global information infrastructure for the purpose of providing foreign intelligence, in accordance with Government of Canada intelligence priorities;

    • (b) to provide advice, guidance and services to help ensure the protection of electronic information and of information infrastructures of importance to the Government of Canada; and

    • (c) to provide technical and operational assistance to federal law enforcement and security agencies in the performance of their lawful duties.

  • Marginal note:Protection of Canadians

    (2) Activities carried out under paragraphs (1)(a) and (b)

    • (a) shall not be directed at Canadians or any person in Canada; and

    • (b) shall be subject to measures to protect the privacy of Canadians in the use and retention of intercepted information.

  • Marginal note:Limitations imposed by law

    (3) Activities carried out under paragraph (1)(c) are subject to any limitations imposed by law on federal law enforcement and security agencies in the performance of their duties.

  • 2001, c. 41, s. 102.
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