Over the past few weeks, Citizen Lab fellow Bill Robinson has been poring over Bill C-59. The proposed legislation would make drastic changes to the Communications
Security Establishment (CSE), including giving it a new foreign cyber operations mandate and plans to replace the CSE’s current watchdog. In a series of blog posts, Robinson outlines in simple terms what these changes could mean, provides historical backgrounders on the current legislation, and contextualizes the proposed revisions.

As part of Citizen Lab’s SIGINT working group (which focuses on Canada’s signals intelligence activities), Robinson participated in the 2017 Citizen Lab Summer Institute and his analytical posts were informed by discussions held there. Read his blogs below:

CSE to get foreign cyber operations mandate

Bill C-59: New dogs for new tricks

CSE and Bill C-59 overview