Canadians’ desire for greater competition in the wireless market means the government will need expanded surveillance powers, a letter from Public Safety Canada argues. The confidential letter, obtain...
Law enforcement officials around the country are misusing taxpayers’ money lobbying for “lawful access” laws that would give them warrantless access to private online information, a digital rights gro...
Canadians deserve better than deceptive claims and divisive name-calling. They deserve real judicial oversight before their personal information is disclosed and, given the costs (financial and otherwise), they deserve a full accounting on why lawful access is needed.
Ironically, while the legislation is billed as an attempt to ensure police powers keep up with technological change, many of the government's attempts to justify the legislation ignore the privacy implications of applying pre-Internet norms to an online world.
The controversial online spying laws Ottawa has promised to reintroduce in Parliament could force independent Internet service providers to shut down, an industry advocacy group says. The Canadian Net...
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OTTAWA - The federal privacy watchdog says government plans to make electronic surveillance easier for police and spies must include stronger public protections.In a letter to the public safety minist...
Dear Minister Toews, these bills went far beyond simply maintaining investigative capacity or modernizing search powers. Rather, they added significant new capabilities for investigators to track, and search and seize digital information about individuals.