Jun 192012
 June 19, 2012  Posted by  Non-U.S., Surveillance

Public outcry has done some good – at least temporarily.  CTV reports:

Ottawa has put the brakes on a high-tech eavesdropping program that would allow authorities to listen in on conversations taking place at border crossings and airports.

Public Safety Minister Vic Toews asked the Canadian Border Services Agency to halt the contentious program on Tuesday after numerous critics denounced it as an invasion of privacy.

The audio surveillance program has been suspended until a Privacy Impact Assessment can be conducted and the government can review recommendations from the Privacy Commissioner, according to a spokesperson Minister Toews.

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