Canada’s provincial and federal privacy commissioners are warning the Harper government against using the recent shootings in Ottawa and Quebec as a pretext to attack Canadians’ fundamental rights.
A newly-released RCMP report wants Canadians to believe that “environmental extremists” pose a “clear and present criminal threat” to Canada’s tar sands-dominated energy sector.
A story recently published by Glenn Greenwald reveals that Canada’s highly secretive spy agency CSEC cooperates with with the NSA to support Israeli intelligence agencies with “cash, weapons and surveillance.”
The U.S. House of Representatives last month inserted into a defense appropriations bill a measure barring the National Security Agency from meddling with encryption standards.
Journalist and author Glenn Greenwald suggests how we can protect ourselves from government snooping, and defend our civil liberties in the digital age.
Harper Government Rejects Supreme Court Privacy Decision: Claims Ruling Has No Effect on Privacy Reform
University of Ottawa professor Michael Geist criticizes the Senate’s rushed recent passage of Harper Bill S-4, the Digital Privacy Act, which “extends the ability to disclose subscriber information without a warrant from law enforcement”.
Over 30 privacy experts tell Prime Minister Stephen Harper they are gravely concerned about Bill C-13, the Conservatives’ new Orwellian cybercrime bill, deceptively named “Protecting Canadians from Online Crime Act”.
While Canadians still care deeply about their privacy, the Harper government seems eager to weaken privacy protections through 1984-style legislation.