The Communications Security Establishment (CSE) and the Canadian Centre for Cyber Security (the Cyber Centre) are committed to protecting the privacy rights of individuals, which includes safeguarding the personal information that you voluntarily provide to CSE and the Cyber Centre. Personal information is collected under the authority of the Communications Security Establishment Act to provide advice, guidance and services to help ensure the protection of electronic information and information infrastructures of importance to the Government of Canada. Failure to provide some personal information requested may result in CSE and the Cyber Centre being unable to inform Canada and Canadians about cybersecurity matters, as a single, clear, trusted source of information on cybersecurity for Canadians and businesses.

Personal information will be retained in accordance with the Privacy Act, the Privacy Regulations and the Library and Archives of Canada Act. Personal information collected may be shared with relevant stakeholders in accordance with CSE authorities and policy framework to coordinate the resolution of the reported incident and for the fulfillment of their lawful duties.

The personal information that you provide will be stored in Personal Information Banks Accounts Receivable (PSU 932), Cyber Defence (CSE PPU 007), and Training and Development (PSE 905). You have a right of access to, correction and protection of, your personal information under the Privacy Act. You may avail yourself of these rights by contacting CSE’s Access to Information and Privacy Coordinator at You are also entitled to contact the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada concerning the handling of your personal information.

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