In an exclusive new video, Canada's leading privacy experts speak out against the federal government's proposed cyber surveillance laws.
OpenMedia.ca has been working with a coalition of organizations to raise awareness about the federal government’s impending “Lawful Access” legislation – dubbed “Online Spying” by its critics. As part of this effort, OpenMedia.ca has launched the following documentary featuring Canada’s leading privacy experts explaining the dangers of the proposed legislation – namely, that these new electronic surveillance laws allow authorities to access the private information of any Canadian, at any time, without a warrant.
Executive Director of OpenMedia.ca, Steve Anderson takes your questions live Wednesday, October 5th on The Mark's Facebook page.
If the legislation is passed, OpenMedia.ca believes it will lead to internet surveillance that is:
- Warrantless: In which a range of “authorities” will be able to collect private information from law-abiding Canadians using wired internet and mobile devices without having to provide any justification for doing so.
- Invasive: Showing a radical break from existing safeguards, and leaving personal and financial information less secure and more susceptible to cybercrime.
- Costly: As internet service providers will be forced to install millions of dollars’ worth of spying technology, the costs of which will be passed down to the consumer.
Source: the Mark