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 April 23, 2015  Posted by  Govt, Laws, Non-U.S., Surveillance

Ian MacLeod reports:

Canadians risk being caught in an web of unbridled government snooping into their personal lives if draft security legislation, Bill C-51, becomes law, warns federal Privacy Commissioner Daniel Therrien.

While lauding the intent of the proposed national security laws, which would give police and state security agencies sweeping additional authorities to counter terrorism, Therrien told a Senate committee Thursday that some of the new powers are excessive and that safeguards protecting against unreasonable loss of privacy are “seriously deficient.

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