Tuesday, August 29, 2006, 8/29/2006 05:16:00 PM

Canada Still Worried About Economic Espionage

From the Vancouver Sun, a story about documents obtained from Canada's spy agency, the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS), which show that CSIS is concerned about economic espionage occasioned by rapid globalization. The results, according to CSIS: lost jobs, lost corporate and tax revenues and a diminished international competitive advantage for Canada.

According to the article, "CSIS has identified a minimum of 24 countries that are officially using their national intelligence service to conduct industrial espionage and economic espionage in Canada," including "usual suspects" Russia and China, as well as countries like the United States, Britain, France, Germany and others.

The concern is that Canada is ill equipped to deal with the problem because it lacks the laws and other deterrence to spies.

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