Annual Report to Parliament on the Administration of the Access to Information Act 2018-2019

Statistical Report on the Access to Information Act

Name of institution: Communications Security Establishment

Reporting period: 2018-04-01 to 2019-03-31

Part 1: Requests under the Access to Information Act

1.1 Number of Requests

  Number of Requests
Received during reporting period 66
Outstanding from previous reporting period 70
Total 136
Closed during reporting period 61
Carried over to next reporting period 75

 

1.2 Sources of requests

Source Number of Requests
Media 45
Academia 9
Business (Private Sector) 0
Organization 1
Public 9
Decline to Identify 2
Total 66

1.3 Informal requests

Completion Time
1 to 15 Days 16 to 30 days 31 to 60 days 61 to 120 days 121 to 180 days 181 to 365 days More than 365 days Total
44 8 5 1 0 0 0 58

Note: All requests previously recorded as “treated informally” will now be accounted for in this section only.

Part 2: Requests closed during the reporting period

2.1 Disposition and completion time

Disposition of requests Completion Time
1 to 15 days 16 to 30 days 31 to 60 days 61 to 120 days 121 to 180 days 181 to 365 days More than 365 days Total
All disclosed 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 4
Disclosed in part 0 7 12 12 2 3 1 37
All exempted 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
All excluded 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
No records exist 2 8 0 0 0 0 0 10
Request transferred 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Request abandoned 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Neither confirmed nor denied 0 4 3 0 0 0 0 7
Total 4 22 16 13 2 3 1 61

2.2 Exemptions

Section Number of Requests
13(1)(a) 0
13(1)(b) 0
13(1)(c) 0
13(1)(d) 0
13(1)(e) 0
14 0
14(a) 0
14(b) 0
15(1) 1
15(1) - I.A.Footnote * 8
15(1) - Def.Footnote * 38
15(1) - S.A.Footnote * 1
16(1)(a)(i) 0
16(1)(a)(ii) 0
16(1)(a)(iii) 0
16(1)(b) 0
16(1)(c) 0
16(1)(d) 0
16(2) 0
16(2)(a) 0
16(2)(b) 0
16(2)(c) 12
16(3) 0
16.1(1)(a) 0
16.1(1)(b) 0
16.1(1)(c) 0
16.1(1)(d) 0
16.2(1) 0
16.3 0
16.4(1)(a) 0
16.4(1)(b) 0
16.5 0
17 0
18(a) 0
18(b) 0
18(c) 0
18(d) 0
18.1(1)(a) 0
18.1(1)(b) 0
18.1(1)(c) 0
18.1(1)(d) 0
19(1) 14
20(1)(a) 0
20(1)(b) 7
20(1)(b.1) 0
20(1)(c) 0
20(1)(d) 0
20.1 0
20.2 0
20.4 0
21(1)(a) 4
21(1)(b) 7
21(1)(c) 1
21(1)(d) 2
22 2
22.1(1) 0
23 2
24(1) 0
26 0
Footnotes
*

I.A.: International Affairs

Def.: Defence of Canada

S.A.: Subversive Activities

Return to footnote * referrer

2.3 Exclusions

Section Number of Requests
68(a) 0
68(b) 0
68(c) 0
68.1 0
68.2(a) 0
68.2(b) 0
69(1) 0
69(1)(a) 0
69(1)(b) 0
69(1)(c) 0
69(1)(d) 0
69(1)(e) 0
69(1)(f) 0
69(1)(g) re (a) 4
69(1)(g) re (b) 0
69(1)(g) re (c) 1
69(1)(g) re (d) 0
69(1)(g) re (e) 7
69(1)(g) re (f) 7
69.1(1) 0

2.4 Format of information released

Disposition Paper Electronic Other formats
All disclosed 4 0 0
Disclosed in part 31 6 0
Total 35 6 0

2.5 Complexity

2.5.1 Relevant pages processed and disclosed
Disposition of requests Number of pages processed Number of pages disclosed Number of requests
All disclosed 4 4 4
Disclosed in part 2309 1541 37
All exempted 252 0 1
All excluded 0 0 0
Request abandoned 0 0 2
Neither confirmed nor denied 0 0 7
2.5.2 Relevant pages processed and disclosed by size of requests
Disposition Less than 100 pages processed 101-500 pages processed 501-1000 pages processed 1001-5000 pages processed More than 5000 pages processed
Number of requests Pages disclosed Number of requests Pages disclosed Number of requests Pages disclosed Number of requests Pages disclosed Number of requests Pages disclosed
All disclosed 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Disclosed in part 32 311 4 920 1 310 0 0 0 0
All exempted 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
All excluded 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Request abandoned 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Neither confirmed nor denied 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 45 315 5 920 1 310 0 0 0 0
2.5.3 Other complexities
Disposition Consultation required Assessment of fees Legal advice sought Other Total
All disclosed 1 0 0 0 1
Disclosed in part 18 0 0 0 18
All exempted 0 0 0 0 0
All excluded 0 0 0 0 0
Request abandoned 0 0 0 0 0
Neither confirmed nor denied 0 0 0 0 0
Total 19 0 0 0 19

2.6 Deemed refusals

2.6.1 Reasons for not meeting statutory deadline
Number of requests closed past the statutory deadline Principal Reason
Workload External consultation Internal consultation Other
30 29 1 0 0
2.6.2 Number of days past deadline
Number of days past deadline Number of requests past deadline where No extension was taken Number of requests past deadline where An extension was taken Total
1 to 15 days 9 2 11
16 to 30 days 4 2 6
31 to 60 days 5 2 7
61 to 120 days 2 1 3
121 to 180 days 0 1 1
181 to 365 days 1 0 1
More than 365 days 0 1 1
Total 21 9 30

2.7 Requests for translation

Translation Requests Accepted Refused Total
English to French 0 0 0
French to English 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0

Part 3: Extensions

3.1 Reasons for extensions and disposition of requests

Disposition of requests where an
extension was taken
9(1)(a)
Interference with operations
9(1)(b)
Consultation
9(1)(c)
Third party notice
Section 69 Other
All disclosed 0 0 0 0
Disclosed in part 1 6 4 0
All exempted 0 0 0 0
All excluded 0 0 0 0
No records exist 0 0 0 0
Request abandoned 0 0 0 0
Total 1 6 4 0

3.2 Length of extensions

Length of extensions 9(1)(a)
Interference with operations
9(1)(b)
Consultation
9(1)(c)
Third party notice
Section 69 Other
30 days or less 1 5 2 0
31 to 60 days 0 1 0 0
61 to 120 days 0 0 2 0
121 to 180 days 0 0 0 0
181 to 365 days 0 0 0 0
365 days or more 0 0 0 0
Total 1 6 4 0

Part 4: Fees

Fee Type Fee Collected Fee Waived or Refunded
Number of requests Amount Number of requests Amount
Application 71 $355 0 $0
Search 0 $0 0 $0
Production 0 $0 0 $0
Programming 0 $0 0 $0
Preparation 0 $0 0 $0
Alternative format 0 $0 0 $0
Reproduction 0 $0 0 $0
Total 71 $355 0 $0

Part 5: Consultations received from other institutions and organizations

5.1 Consultations received from other Government of Canada institutions and organizations

Consultations Other Government of Canada institutions Number of Pages to Review Other Organizations Number of Pages to Review
Received during reporting period 105 5440 2 160
Outstanding from the previous reporting period 32 15244 0 0
Total 137 20684 2 160
Closed during the reporting period 94 2422 2 160
Pending at the end of the reporting period 43 18262 0 0

5.2 Recommendations and completion time for consultations received from other Government of Canada institutions

Recommendation Number of Days Required to Complete Consultation Requests
1 to 15 days 16 to 30 days 31 to 60 days 61 to 120 days 121 to 180 days 181 to 365 days More than 365 days Total
Disclose entirely 5 8 10 2 0 0 0 25
Disclose in part 2 11 21 17 4 5 2 62
Exempt entirely 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Exclude entirely 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Consult other institution 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Other 2 0 2 2 0 0 0 6
Total 10 19 33 21 4 5 2 94

5.3 Recommendations and completion time for consultations received from other organizations

Recommendation Number of days required to complete consultation requests
1 to 15 days 16 to 30 days 31 to 60 days 61 to 120 days 121 to 180 days 181 to 365 days More than 365 days Total
Disclose entirely 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Disclose in part 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Exempt entirely 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Exclude entirely 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Consult other institution 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2

Part 6: Completion time of consultations on Cabinet confidences

6.1 Requests with Legal Services

Number of Days Fewer than 100 pages processed 101-500 pages processed 501-1000 pages processed 1001-5000 pages processed More than 5000 pages processed
Number of requests Pages disclosed Number of requests Pages disclosed Number of requests Pages disclosed Number of requests Pages disclosed Number of requests Pages disclosed
1 to 15 2 10 1 120 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 to 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
31 to 60 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
61 to 120 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
121 to 180 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
181 to 365 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
More than 365 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 2 10 1 120 0 0 0 0 0 0

6.2 Requests with Privy Council Office

Number of Days Fewer than 100 pages processed 101-500 pages processed 501-1000 pages processed 1001-5000 pages processed More than 5000 pages processed
Number of requests Pages disclosed Number of requests Pages disclosed Number of requests Pages disclosed Number of requests Pages disclosed Number of requests Pages disclosed
1 to 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 to 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
31 to 60 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
61 to 120 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
121 to 180 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
181 to 365 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
More than 365 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Part 7: Complaints and Investigations

Section 32 Section 35 Section 37 Total
1 0 3 4

Part 8: Court Action

Section 41 Section 42 Section 44 Total
0 0 0 0

Part 9: Resources Related to the Access to Information Act

9.1 Costs

Expenditures   Amount
Salaries   $429,504
Overtime   $3,966
Goods and Services   $41,884
Professional services contracts $0  
Other $41,884  
Total   $475,354

9.2 Human Resources

Resources Person Years Dedicated to Access to Information Activities
Full-time employees 5.03
Part-time and casual employees 0.00
Regional staff 0.00
Consultants and agency personnel 0.00
Students 0.00
Total 5.03

Note: Enter values to two decimal places.

New Exemptions

Section

Number of Requests

16.31 Investigation under the Elections Act

0

16.6 National Security and Intelligence Committee

0

23.1 Patent or Trademark privilege

0