News for October 2011

On the government's internet surveillance plans

Minister Vic Towes responded to Privacy Commissioner Jen Stoddart's open letter Friday:

Toews was quick to shoot down Stoddart's concerns in an ongoing battle that pits the government against consumer advocates and privacy experts. "Our approach strikes an appropriate balance between the investigative powers used to protect public safety and the necessity to safeguard the privacy of Canadians," Toews said in a statement Thursday in response to Stoddart's letter.

"As technology evolves, many criminal activities - such as the distribution of child pornography - become much easier. We are proposing measures to bring our laws into the 21st Century and provide police with the tools they need to do their job."
CBC News

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