Lawful Access Legislation

Want Cheaper Cellphone Rates? Then Accept Government Online Spying!

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 04.23.2012 | Canada Business

Canadians’ desire for greater competition in the wireless market means the government will need expanded surveillance powers, a letter from Public S...

Daniel Tencer

Police Misusing Funds Lobbying For Spying Powers: OpenMedia | Daniel Tencer | Posted 01.18.2012 | Canada Business

Law enforcement officials around the country are misusing taxpayers’ money lobbying for “lawful access” laws that would give them warrantless ac...

Government's Lawful Access Claims Stand on a Shaky Foundation

Michael Geist | Posted 02.12.2012 | Canada Politics
Michael Geist

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.

Online Spying Legislation: Why We Should Be Concerned

Tamir Israel | Posted 02.03.2012 | Canada Business
Tamir Israel

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.

Daniel Tencer

Harper's Online Spying Law Could Kill Indie Internet Providers: Group | Daniel Tencer | Posted 11.22.2011 | Canada Business

The controversial online spying laws Ottawa has promised to reintroduce in Parliament could force independent Internet service providers to shut down,...

Lawful Access Legislation May Threaten Our Rights and Freedoms

Jennifer Stoddart | Posted 12.27.2011 | Canada Politics
Jennifer Stoddart

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.

Canada's Privacy Czar Raises Alarm On Plans For Online Spying Law

CP | Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.27.2011 | Canada

OTTAWA - The federal privacy watchdog says government plans to make electronic surveillance easier for police and spies must include stronger public p...