Canada's Telecom Companies Have a Big Secret

Canada's telecom service providers, which include the major telecom carriers and Internet service providers, have remained strangely silent on the issue of Canada's proposed Internet surveillance. Documents obtained under the Access to Information Act offer a troubling explanation for this silence.

Bill C-30: Big Brother Hidden in Section 14

If Bill C-30 becomes law, the government can order a telecom provider to comply with additional confidentiality requirements not otherwise specified. It can also order an Internet Service Provider (ISP) or telecom provider to install surveillance capabilities "in a manner and within a time" specified by the government.