October 22, 2013
OpenMedia original article
These lawyers are standing up for you
Today, our privacy coalition partner, the BCCLA is taking the Government to court for unconstitutional collection of Canadians’ sensitive private data. We need you to stand with us now and support this critical fight for your privacy rights.
We believe that the act of secretly collecting and storing the private information of innocent law-abiding Canadians is in itself an abuse of power -- the government’s own watchdog has flagged this as a threat.2
This surveillance activity will cost over $4 billion of our tax dollars3 and in recent years the government has already had over 3,000 breaches of citizen data.4
Privacy rights aren’t a partisan issue; that’s why over 35 organizations, including the BCCLA, recently came together to form the Protect Our Privacy Coalition.
We know from hard-won policy battles to protect Internet freedom that decision-makers really feel the heat when the public starts paying attention. A massive public outcry stopped warrantless online spying legislation earlier this year.
We’ll keep winning so long as we keep the pressure on. We believe in privacy. With your help, we can safeguard the privacy rights of Canadians for future generations.
With gratitude for all that you do,
Steve, Jason, Reilly, and David on behalf of your OpenMedia.ca team.
PS. The government must stop its intrusion into the private lives of Canadians; please, chip in whatever you can to our campaign today so we can protect your privacy.
 CSEC: What do we know about Canada’s eavesdropping agency? Source: CBC News
 Canada’s spy agency may have illegally targeted Canadians. Source: National Post
 Inside Canada’s top secret billion dollar spy palace. Source: CBC News
 Data breach protocols deficient in 9 federal departments, watchdog finds. Source: CBC News
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