The House of Commons Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security recently thwarted Canadian policing agencies’ insatiable hunger for lawful access and related surveillance powers. For now, our elected officials aren’t convinced that law enforcement and spying agencies urgently need warrantless access to our digital and online lives.
Reporters Without Borders is appalled by recent revelations that Montreal police secretly monitored the mobile phone of La Presse columnist Patrick Lagacé. A coalition of Canadian rights groups links the Lagacé case to Canadian police and security services’ growing hunger for new powers and investigative capabilities.
You’re a digital rights activists and are struggling to pick the right Halloween costume? Dave Maass, an investigative researcher with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, suggests facial recognition paint, stingrays, privacy badger, patent troll, and certbot. A Guy Fawkes mask would do too.
Randall Garrison’s Bill C-303 seeks to repeal the Harper-era “secret police” legislation, Bill C-51 or Anti-terrorism Act, 2015. Experts and rights groups say C-51 violates the Canadians Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
Pardon Snowden campaigners call on President Obama to forgive Edward Snowden, arguing that the National Security Agency (NSA) whistleblower’s act of conscience benefited the United States and enriched democratic debate worldwide.
Three years after Edward Snowden’s eye-opening state surveillance revelations, it’s time for the Communications Security Establishment and Canada’s other spy agencies to come clean.
The Liberal government has announced what appears to be Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s first step towards repealing Harper’s Bill C-377, a draconian law that sought to weaken Canada’s labour movement. The government has waived reporting requirements for unions under Bill C-377.
The recent Paris terror attacks shouldn’t stop the new Liberal government from re-examining Canada’s privacy and surveillance policies, argues Michael Geist, the Canada research chair in Internet and e-commerce law at the University of Ottawa.