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New Big Brother Laws Would Reshape Canada's Internet

Nov 18, 2010, 09:04 (2 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Barbara I. Irwin for this link. ]

"The push for new Internet surveillance capabilities goes back to 1999, when government officials began crafting proposals to institute new surveillance technologies within Canadian networks along with additional legal powers to access surveillance and subscriber information. The so-called lawful access initiatives stalled in recent years, but earlier this month the government tabled its latest proposal with three bills that received only limited attention despite their potential to fundamentally reshape the Internet in Canada.

"The bills contain a three-pronged approach focused on information disclosure, mandated surveillance technologies, and new police power"

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