Rather than stating whether or not there have been improvements, the reviews we conduct on CSE's relationship with its partners look at it from the Canadian perspective and Canadian laws. The agreement is that the Five Eyes partners will respect the laws of the country in terms of privacy.
Two years ago Commissioner Plouffe, following up on a review of the signals intelligence sharing CSE does with the National Security Agency, travelled to Washington and met with his counterpart the inspector general of the NSA to seek assurances that indeed the NSA was protecting Canadians' privacy as per agreements.
As Commissioner Plouffe mentioned earlier, we're talking about sovereign nations and there is no way to be able to force that. The inspector general has a similar role, has a much broader role, in fact, than the CSE commissioner, but part of that role is similar in terms of complying with the laws of the United States and seeking assurance that Canadian privacy was protected. Any action that would be done with that information would be preceded with a request. It would have to go back to CSE before they would be able to do anything with that information.