Nov 072011
 November 7, 2011  Posted by  Laws, Non-U.S., Online, Surveillance

Steven Eldon Kerr writes:

The Privacy Commissioner of Canada, Jennifer Stoddart, has publically criticized plans to bring back legislation that would expand the legal tools of the state to conduct online surveillance.

The Canadian Government originally proposed the Lawful Access package consisting of Bills C-50, C-51, and C-52, during the last session of Parliament in March, but the legislation died when the federal election was called for May 2. Since then, no new legislation has been presented.

However, according to Michael Patton, a representative of the office of Public Safety Minister Vic Toews, their office will be proposing similar legislation to the original Lawful Access package shortly.

Read more on the McGill Daily.

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