Five Eyes Intelligence Oversight and Review Council (FIORC)

IGIS has regular contact with counterpart intelligence oversight agencies of the Five Eyes countries and is a member of the Five Eyes Intelligence and Review Council (FIORC).

FIORC is comprised of the following intelligence oversight, review and security entities:

  • the Office of the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security of Australia,
  • the Office of the Communications Security Establishment Commissioner and the Security and Intelligence Review Committee of Canada,
  • the Commissioner of Intelligence Warrants and the Office of the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security of New Zealand,
  • the Investigatory Powers Commissioner’s Office of the United Kingdom, and
  • the Office of the Inspector General of the Intelligence Community of the United States.

FIORC provides a forum for oversight and review agencies to exchange views on subjects of mutual interest and concern; compare best practices in review and oversight methodology; where appropriate explore areas where cooperation on reviews and the sharing of results is permitted; encourage transparency to the largest extent possible to enhance public trust; and maintain contact with political offices, oversight and review committees, and non-Five Eyes countries as appropriate.

FIORC operates under the Charter of the Five Eyes Intelligence and Review Council.

 

FIORC Annual meetings - Executive Summaries