Apr 202015
 

From the letter: Second, we believe that Bill C-51 will effectively grant the Communications Security Establishment (CSE), which is empowered to assist CSIS, an implicit offensive mandate to act within Canada. There is little sober second thought in the new open-ended world of covert action that C-51 creates for CSE. [Read More…]

Apr 202015
 
 April 20, 2015  Laws, Non-U.S., Surveillance No Responses »

A new anti-terror surveillance law being proposed to the French parliament will affect businesses as well as individuals in France, says Paris-based Diane Mullenex of Pinsent Masons, the law firm behind Out-Law.com. The surveillance bill, le projet de loi relatif au renseignement (link in French), allows the government’s law enforcement and intelligence [Read More…]

Apr 202015
 
 April 20, 2015  Laws, Surveillance, U.S. No Responses »

John Leyden reports: Activist and hacktivist collective Anonymous has launched an online awareness-raising operation opposing pending controversial US information-sharing bills. Critics from across the political spectrum, including libertarian-minded technologist Robert Graham, argue that the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act sacrifices privacy without improving security. Anonymous goes further still in arguing that the [Read More…]