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Supreme Court ruling permitting warrantless cell phone searches underlines need for much stronger legal privacy safeguards, says OpenMedia.ca

Christopher continued: “This ruling means Canadians are now far less secure from intrusive cellphone searches than Americans, whose Supreme Court recently unanimously ruled to protect cellphone privacy. It all reinforces the need for much stronger legal protections to safeguard the privacy of every resident of Canada from government surveillance. This year we’ve also seen the government force through their hugely unpopular online spying Bill C-13, along with revelations about how government spy agency CSEC spied on innocent Canadian air travelers. That’s why we’re working with tens of thousands of Canadians on a crowdsourced pro-privacy plan to set out exactly how we can safeguard privacy in the digital age.”

Canadians can learn more about OpenMedia’s crowdsourcing work on privacy at https://openmedia.org/privacyplan

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