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shockedcanadian Donating Member (224 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 12:10 PM
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Canada’s expanding surveillance ‘should scare you’: privacy watchdog
OTTAWA — Canadian judges and politicians have grown too old and out of touch with the reality of today’s digital world to be trusted to make sound decisions about privacy rights, Ontario’s privacy watchdog has warned.

Privacy Commissioner Ann Cavoukian said she is frustrated with recent judicial decisions that she believes trivialize Canadian privacy rights.

She also criticized the federal government’s planned “lawful access” legislation — Bill C-50 and Bill C-51 — which Cavoukian believes will amount to a major breach of rights and freedoms.

“We are talking about the expansion of surveillance without judicial authorization. This should scare you,” she said....


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