Thursday, October 27, 2011

Privacy Concerns

If you follow the Stop the Spying link below, you will be able to find a lot more information on the Governments upcoming Bill to allow access to your online information without any legal oversight. No warrants required, all that will be required to get all your online info will be a simple request from “approved” agencies/people.

Jennifer Stoddart, Canada’s Privacy Commissioner today wrote an open letter to Vic Toews, Minister of Public Safety expressing concerns regarding the legislation.

“Despite repeated calls, no systematic case has yet been made to justify the extent of the new investigative capabilities that would have been created by the bills. Canadian authorities have yet to provide the public with evidence to suggest that CSIS or Canadian police cannot perform their duties under the current regime.   One-off cases and isolated incidents should not prove the rule, nor should exigent or emergency circumstances, for which there are already Criminal Code provisions.”

The enitire letter can be read here : Letter to Minister of Public Safety Vic Toews

Please show your support at: OpenMedia.ca Stop Spying

JJ

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