August 9, 2011
OpenMedia original article
Security risks of increased digital surveillance call for a closer look
Lawful Access is definitely something that everyone (law-abiding Canadians included) should pay close attention to -- as the wider implications of the bills' security risks have yet to be properly debated.
Article by Dan Misener for CBC News:
That's the message from OpenMedia.ca, a Vancouver-based internet advocacy group, to government and law enforcement officials. They've set up an online petition at stopspying.ca to protest something called "lawful access legislation."
I'll admit, it's an unfortunate name. When you say "lawful access legislation" out loud, it sounds like pretty much the most boring thing ever. But it's not. I promise.
When Parliament resumes in September, the debate surrounding this controversial legislation will start to heat up, and it's well worth paying attention.
In a nutshell, lawful access has to do with how law enforcement can access your communications. That includes activities like wiretapping, and obtaining access to your email or your web surfing history. Read more >>
Read more at cbc.ca