Canadian Police Will be Granted Right to WiretapAdded: Thursday, August 25th, 2011
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According to the numerous media reports, the Conservative Party of Canada is planning to bring in a draft of the legislation bringing the former British colony into the same league as China.
Stephen Harper, the country’s Prime Minister, confirmed that a so-called “omnibus” security and crime legislation was scheduled to be introduced in the nearest future, precisely in a couple days.
In short words, the new legislation would provide the police with greater access to information of Internet service providers and their geolocation data without any court order. As you can understand, there are a lot of people and organizations that are a bit worried about that. The media reports reveal that the suggested legislation will compel Internet service providers to disclose subscriber information to the police without a warrant. In other words, the proposed law is literally enabling the police and the government to spy on private lives of the citizens.
The legislation in question, dubbed Bill C-52, known as the Investigating and Preventing Criminal Electronic Communications Act, was suggested earlier, in the past parliament. However, the legislation didn’t pass for different reasons. One of the reasons was the strong opposition to the bill. For example, the country’s academics and digital rights advocates have written a stiff letter to the Prime Minister. In their letter the public demanded an “appropriate hearing” for legal access. Moreover, the letter contained a request to come up with a number of safety measures in order to prevent Canada from turning into a police state.
Meanwhile, the public agree that in some extreme situations the police may need to have such unlimited access to the private information of the Canadians. However, this is a rare case and in general the police should to be kept within strict limits. At the same time, the opposers of the new legislation point out that a kind of a compromise can be found that benefits all parties. Indeed, it isn’t difficult to put in place some workable oversight regimes which wouldn’t stop the police from performing their legitimate duties. As for the current version of the bill, it allows the authorities to do virtually everything, depending on what they like.
August 25th,2011Posted by:
Thursday, August 25th, 2011
|it's so sad to see that fear mongering is wearing away at average citizen's privacy and rights in the same way it has happened and is happening in many other countries already.|
love the mention of the people opposing fearing police state, reminds me of those prison planet people in the US.
tyvm for the post.
|posted by (2011-08-25 21:01:29)|
|posted by (2011-08-25 22:24:04)|
|hi all but i have to say that the big continent over there well looking from hear the laws makers are going up up and away from reality and seam to be in cookoo land away with the fairys or just lala land|
i wish yous all the luck your going to need it
|damn NWO live and kicking in canada what crime is going on in canada that this would even be considered|
|posted by (2011-08-26 01:20:59)|
|It was a police state already, if you have a 20 year old Mis. DUI you cannot enter or even if you had a 20 year old drug charge sorry you can not enter. And believe me it has happened because now they check your record and if found you will get deported. So now they are getting more power! Good luck out there.|
|posted by (2011-08-26 02:19:48)|
|Do not go gentle into that good night.|
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.
Frakkin mofo's, this is the beginning of a revolution. lol.
|Canada was the place to be, now with this Conservative majority, (mind u a 40% turnout at the poll's doesnt help), all the former proposed bills that were overturned due to a minority leadership. Now are being passed, whos paying who ... Corporations really blow. Gotta make sure Ip is hidden for sure. Peace|
|thank you for your well wishes,|
@ DendarewasQ, i don't think it's a matter of conservative or liberal, it's more a matter of the public failing to deal with some of the big problems of collectivism. i don't quite understand why it is such a taboo subject, but i'm sure our "leaders" will do their best to keep it that way.
|police forces all over the world listen to peoples phones.is nothing new there just telling you now||
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