Privacy Impact Assessments
Privacy impacts all of CSE’s programs and operations. The Government of Canada is committed to ensuring that privacy protection is a core consideration in the initial framing and subsequent administration of programs and activities involving personal information. Departmental privacy responsibilities are governed by the Privacy Act and the Treasury Board Privacy Protection Policy. These publications govern how CSE collects, uses, discloses and retains personal information.
The Government of Canada’s Directive on Privacy Impact Assessment is one of several tools designed to strengthen privacy protection through the development of Privacy Impact Assessments (PIAs). The PIA is a component of risk management that ensures privacy implications will be appropriately identified, assessed and resolved before a new or substantially modified program or activity involving personal information is implemented.
The following are summaries of PIAs which have been produced by CSE: