Review of commissions of inquiry with respect to findings of Major, O’Connor, Iacobucci concerning information sharing that affects critical infrastructure protection – Critical Infrastructure Protection – Information Sharing Protocol Project, CSSP-2013-CP-1026

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Authors
  1. Shore, J.J.M.
  2. Schafer, C.
  3. Henderson, G.L.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research and Development Canada, Centre for Security Science, Ottawa ON (CAN)
Abstract
This report is the first report of several assessing the legal bases for information sharing, considering Canadian commissions of inquiry, the Canadian federal environment, provincial environment and finally international, specifically, the United Kingdom, Australia and the United States. Collectively, these legal analyses will underpin the development of a best practice policy and operational approach to sharing information with critical infrastructure owners/operators in a Canadian context. In this report, three recent federal Commissions of Inquiry were examined: O’Connor Inquiry (The Commission of Inquiry into the Actions of Canadian Officials in Relation to Maher Arar), Major Inquiry (Commission of Inquiry into the Investigation of the Bombing of Air India Flight 182), and Iacobucci Inquiry (Internal Inquiry into the Actions of Canadian Officials in Relation to Abdullah Almalki, Ahmad Abou-Elmaati, and Muayyed Nureddin). More specifically, these Commissions of Inquiry were reviewed with respect to any written findings and/or recommendations concerning information sharing that affects critical infrastructure (CI) protection and Canadian Security and Intelligence and Law Enforcement (SILE) and CI communities. These Commissions of Inquiry are useful with respect to understanding the constraints and limitations of information sharing within government, be it structural, cultural, functional, or behavioural gaps including legal, policy and procedural components, and how to
Keywords
iacobucci;critical infrastructure;information sharing
Report Number
DRDC-RDDC-2015-C080 — Contract Report
Date of publication
01 Jan 2015
Number of Pages
24
DSTKIM No
CA040750
CANDIS No
801815
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Electronic Document(PDF)

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