As Canadians debate numerous items of legislation that could affect their privacy rights — from the new anti-terrorism bill
The Harper government is set to push through a bill that critics say the Supreme Court has already in effect struck down
Canadian government officials requested subscriber information from telecoms at least 1.13 million times per year between
Are you worried about what federal political parties are doing with their ever-growing stashes of your personal information? Because you should be. Federal political parties' databases and all the personal information they contain are still not subject to any law (except for some information related to the voters register).
The Supreme Court of Canada last week declared that access to telecom subscribers’ personal information requires a court
For the past several months, many Canadians have been debating privacy reform, with the government moving forward on two
Blown Chances, Bogus Claims and Blatant Hypocrisy: Why Yesterday Was a Disastrous Day for Canadian Privacy
Bills C-13 and S-4, the two major privacy bills currently working their way through the legislative process, both reached clause-by-clause review yesterday, typically the best chance for amendment. Instead, the day was perhaps the most disastrous in recent memory for Canadian privacy, with blown chances for reform, embarrassingly bogus claims from the government in defending its bills, and blatant hypocrisy from government MPs who sought to discredit the same privacy commissioner they were praising only a few days ago.
Ever since Edward Snowden’s trove of NSA documents began leaking last year, a steady stream of news has filtered in about
The Harper government’s Digital Privacy Act is being billed as “protection for Canadians when they surf the web and shop