Internet Surveillance

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Why State Surveillance Isn't Going Away Anytime Soon

The current state of government surveillance, the massive intrusion into our privacy, is not going to change anytime soon. A chance to move the debate constructively forward was missed. State surveillance, the collection of metadata, and some type of infringement of our right to privacy is going to continue. The only questions are to what extent and under what circumstances -- the law's never-ending search for proportionality. That is the debate that needs to be had, urgently.
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If Toews Has his Way, Internet Spying Isn't Far Behind

Sometime in the next few weeks, Public Safety Minister Vic Toews is expected to be appointed to the Manitoba Court of Appeal. The Toews appointment is among the worst kept secrets in Ottawa, with the move causing a domino effect that will lead to a new minister and an opportunity for a fresh start on Internet surveillance legislation, one of the government's biggest political blunders to date.

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.