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Guest Speaker - Michael Doucet

Tue., Feb. 10, 2015 10:00 a.m.

Location: Education Building, Room 514

The Faculty will be hosting a special presentation by Mr. Michael Doucet. The topic of the presentation is "Intelligence vs Privacy: A false dichotomy?"

Michael Doucet is the Executive Director of the Security Intelligence Review Committee (SIRC). The Security Intelligence Review Committee is an independent, external review body which reports to the Parliament on the operations of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS). 

In his presentation Doucet will explore the questions of how our government can manage both the requirement for a strong Canadian national security foundation and the privacy rights of citizens; and are we forced to choose between privacy and freedom.

Doucet he is one of Canada’s top officials and experts on Cyber-Security, having served with the Communications Security Establishment of Canada (CSEC) as the CSEC’s Senior Liaison Officer to the United States National Security Agency (NSA). Doucet was appointed to the position of Executive Director of SIRC in 2012. He joined SIRC from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police where he held the positions of Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Chief Technology Officer, and head of Cyber Security for the RCMP.

Mr. Doucet received his MBA from the University of Ottawa with specialization in strategic change, compensation and information technology management. He has a strong knowledge of information management, information technology, security intelligence and emergency management within the Government of Canada.