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.
Tamir is staff lawyer with the Samuelson-Glushko Canadian Internet Policy & Public Interest Clinic (CIPPIC) at the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law, where he conducts research and advocacy on various digital rights-related topics, with a focus on online privacy and anonymity, net neutrality, intellectual property, intermediary liability, spam, e-commerce, and consumer protection generally. He also lectures on Internet regulation matters at the University of Ottawa's Faculty of Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies, and is a Member of the Advisory Board of Privacy International.
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