Consultations: Lawful Access & National Security Review

Tuesday, November 1 - 2016
11:00 am - 12:30 pm EST
Ottawa / Teleconference

The Government of Canada is currently conducting consultations on Lawful Access and National Security – including powers and tools introduced in the former Bill C-51. You can view the government’s consultation document here.

Key issues for Canada’s technology industry include (see pg. 18 of the consultation document):

  • Law enforcement access to basic subscriber information
  • Legality of law enforcement communication intercepts
  • Encryptionand potential legal procedures to require decryption
  • Data retention and storage of telecommunications information – including operations beyond the reach of Canadian law.

ITAC will be hosting an ITAC Member in-person consultation or via teleconference session with officials from the Departments of Public Safety, Justice, and Innovation Science and Economic Development in Ottawa on November 1st from 11:00-12:30.

To attend this consultation session, in-person or via teleconference, please register here.

ITAC will be submitting a formal response on behalf of Canada’s ICT industry before the December 1st deadline.  If you or a member of  organization would be interested in participating, please let me know at

You can also submit an independent response through the consultation website here.



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