Over 30 individuals and organizations concerned with women’s equality online call on Canadian MPs to vote against the Conservatives’ Bill C-13, the deceptively named “Protecting Canadians from Online Crime Act”.
The Protect our Privacy Coalition, legal experts and OpenMedia.ca believe that Canadians need effective legal measures to safeguard their privacy rights.
While Canadians still care deeply about their privacy, the Harper government seems eager to weaken privacy protections through 1984-style legislation.
Bill C-13, a new cybercrime bill currently being rammed through parliament by the Harper Conservatives, seeks to turn Canada into a surveillance state.
Canada’s privacy commissioner Jennifer Stoddart says the Harper government’s new cyberbullying Bill C-13 lacks “accountability and reporting mechanisms to shed light on new investigative powers”.