Auditor's report on CIRA Canadian Shield
CIRA retained Deloitte LLP to provide an auditors report on our privacy processes that delivered the following conclusion:
"In our opinion, management’s assertion that the CIRA Canadian Shield service is suitably designed to support the achievement of CIRA’s privacy commitments."
What is DNS privacy?
Your DNS activity is a record of everything you do online. While there are services, like CIRA Canadian Shield, that can help make your DNS activity more private, the fact is someone has to know your DNS activity or you would never get where you need to go online.
In order for the internet to work, a one-to-one connection has to be made between your computer and the content you are accessing which requires information sharing. Choosing your DNS provider lets you choose who you are sharing your data with, and CIRA Canadian Shield offers both that critical DNS lookup function and powerful cybersecurity.
CIRA also believes that your DNS privacy is important and we take steps to help you keep it.
How does CIRA protect your privacy?
|Servers are located only in Canada.||
|Data is stored in secure systems with tight and well-documented access controls.||
|When in use, the service is only accessing the exact data that is needed to deliver a DNS response.||
|IP addresses related to DNS queries are only stored for a maximum of 24 hours and then deleted.||
|After 24 hours only aggregated anonymous block data is retained.||
|In the case of malicious or anomalous activity, we retain the right to store information for longer.||
|Threat data is shared with specific organizations.||
|CIRA shares anonymized aggregate statistics.||