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Canada’s Warrantless Surveillance Bill C-30 Reviving

Remember about Canada’s Bill C-30? The sweeping surveillance bill proposed by Public Safety Minister Vic Toews, who declared that if you opposed unlimited, unaccountable, secret warrantless snooping on networked communications by the police and by appointed civilians, you “stand with the child pornographers?” The sweeping Canadian warrantless Internet surveillance bill, officially known as Bill C-30,  is back again.


C-30 We know that, after a meeting in 2011, government officials provided a 17 page lawful access regulations policy document that offered guidance on plans for extensive regulations that will ultimately accompany the Internet surveillance legislation to Bell Canada, Cogeco, RIM, Telus, Rogers, Microsoft, and the Information Technology Association of Canada. That 17-page document indicated that providers would need to disclose certain subscriber information without a warrant within 48 hours of receiving the  request, and within 30 minutes in exceptional circumstances. Government wanted to use the expanded powers in nabbing criminals. But due to many reason, it was shut down. After a long time, Canada’s warrantless surveillance is reviving.

The new bill is based on “perimeter security” where not only Canadian authorities but also US authorities would have the warrantless surveillance power accessing the Canadians’ private information. But Canadian MPs  don’t seem to be happy of this kind of snooping.They are opposing this kind of wholesale of their data. For more, visit BoingBoing.

Source : BoingBoing
Thanks To : Wikipedia

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