Proposed CSIS Dataset Framework

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Minister determines classes for Canadian datasets based on relevance

IC approves classes if Minister decision reasonable


CSIS believes class exists for dataset

CSIS believes dataset is foreign

CSIS believes dataset is publicly available

CSIS is convinced that it is relevant

Dataset collected and evaluated by CSIS (Up to 90 days)

Retention of dataset

Predominantly Canadian

Predominantly Foreign

Publicly available for the purposes of s.12, 12.1,15, 16 Segregation and designation does not apply

Federal Court: Dataset is “likely to assist” (s.12, 12.1,16) Retention up to 2 years

Minister and IC: Dataset is “likely to assist” (s.12, 12.1, 15, 16) Retention up to 5 years


Query/exploitation by designated employee “strictly necessary” or for s.16 “required”

Retention of results

Result is “strictly necessary” (s.12, 12.1, 15) “required” (s.16)

Result of query/ exploitation integrated into investigatory holdings

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