Data collected legally, head of CSIS says
The head of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) says he wants everyone to understand the spy service did not deliberately do anything wrong when it kept potentially revealing electronic data about people who posed no security threat.
“CSIS recognizes the importance of maintaining public trust and confidence in its activities,” director Michel Coulombe said in a statement issued Sunday. In a Federal Court decision released last week, a judge ruled CSIS violated the law by keeping the data. Coulombe said it was collected legally.