Aug 162016
 August 16, 2016  Posted by  Laws, Non-U.S., Surveillance

The Canadian Press reports:

Canada’s police chiefs want a new law that would force people to hand over their computer passwords with a judge’s consent.

The Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police has passed a resolution calling for the legal measure to unlock digital evidence, saying criminals increasingly use encryption to hide illicit activities.

RCMP Assistant Commissioner Joe Oliver told a news conference today there is nothing currently in Canadian law that would compel someone to provide a password to police during an investigation.

Read more on CTV.

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