Eleven information and privacy commissioners from across Canada provided seven recommendations to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security regarding the implications of Bill C-51, the Anti-Terrorism Act, 2015, on privacy rights and freedoms.
From the letter:
Last fall, Information and Privacy Commissioners from across Canada shared the grief of all Canadians over the murders of Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent and Corporal Nathan Cirillo. Like all Canadians, we believe that effective measures are necessary to deal with threats to our national security. As all Canadian Commissioners said then, those measures must be evidence-based, proportionate, and subject to effective oversight and review. They must protect Canadians’ constitutionally-enshrined privacy rights and freedoms. Bill C-51 fails to do these things…
Read the full letter (pdf)