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TAGGED AS LYNDA CLAIRMONT

Transparency reporting put government on alert: report

telecom | 12/01/2014 3:42 pm EST

Public Safety officials were warned by an internal memo of the need to keep "operational details" secret, as two of Canada biggest telecommunications providers were preparing to disclose information on government-agency requests for customer information, the Canadian Press reported. The article quotes a memo from Lynda Clairmont, a senior assistant deputy minister with Public Safety, obtained through an access-to-information request, that said: "We recognize that transparency is key to giving Parliament and Canadians confidence in our ability to meet both these objectives, but...