Howard Solomon reports:
The federal privacy commissioner responds to a plea from the country’s police chiefs for Parliament to get cracking on the controversial proposed legislation.
Canada’s privacy commissioner and the head of the country’s association of chiefs of police both agree the Harper government’s proposed lawful telecom access law needs some fixing.
But commissioner Jennifer Stoddart says Vancouver chief constable Jim Chu is wrong to insist the information behind an Internet subscriber’s IP address – which the proposed Bill C-30 would give law enforcement agencies access to without a warrant – is the same as information police can get from a phone book.
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