Harper government gives eavesdropping agency OK to exchange info with foreign partners despite risk of torture | National Post

Communications Security Establishment Canada is following a federal policy on the risks of ill-treatment when sharing information with other countries, says Ryan Foreman a spokesman for the spy service.

The policy is intended to guide security agencies when seeking or sharing information puts someone in foreign custody at serious risk of being tortured.

Human-rights advocates and opposition MPs have roundly criticized the policy, saying it effectively sanctions torture and violates Canada’s international commitments.

via Harper government gives eavesdropping agency OK to exchange info with foreign partners despite risk of torture | National Post.

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