Feb 152012
 
 February 15, 2012  Laws, Non-U.S., Surveillance

Sarah Schmidt reports:

Prime Minister Stephen Harper called on parliamentarians Tuesday to stand firm against child pornography and support a contentious bill that will require telecommunications companies to hand over customer information to police without a court order.

But opposition parties hit back hard by predicting the new bill will lead to an infringement of the privacy of Canadians, saying it will allow police to build a detailed profile of people, including law-abiding citizens, using their digital footprint — without any judicial oversight. They also blasted one of Harper’s senior ministers who told a critic of the bill he “can either stand with us or with the child pornographers.”

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That “It’s for the children” bit always come up when law enforcement tries to expand its power and decrease your rights. Don’t fall for it, Canada!

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