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

Challenges and Complexities

As CSE strives to meet its national security and transparency commitments, the ATIP Office has endeavoured to balance CSE’s access to information disclosure obligations with the need to protect classified information with significant national security implications. CSE has faced workload pressures stemming due to the volume of materials to be reviewed for some requests coupled with the complexity of disclosure of national security information. In anticipation of the proposed amendments of An Act to amend the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts (Bill C-58), the ATIP Office has been readying for the new proactive publication requirements.