First we learned that privacy advocacy succeeded in getting the Mayor of Seattle to call a halt to the police use of drones. Now it seems that privacy advocacy in Canada has succeeded in killing a controversial bill.
Laura Payton of CBC News reports:
Federal Justice Minister Rob Nicholson says the controversial Bill C-30, known as the online surveillance or warrantless wiretapping bill, won’t go ahead after Canadians opposed it.
Consumers rallied against the bill after public safety minister told an opposition MP that he could “either stand with us or with the child pornographers.”
Nicholson made the announcement after introducing a bill to update provisions that would allow for warrantless phone tapping in emergencies.
Read more on CBC News.