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ICLMG: Mr. Paulson: "We have enough power to fight cybercrime"

Our friends at the International Civil Liberties Monitoring Group - CSILC​ responded to the RCMP statements about requirements of warrantless Internet subscriber information:
Article by Monia Mazigh for ICLMG

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Topics: Online Spying

RCMP pushing for warrantless access to our subscriber info. Again.

In an incredibly troubling development on the Internet privacy front, this morning the RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson was quoted as saying that police require access to Internet subscriber information – without a warrant – in order to keep Canadians safe.

This approach to intelligence-gathering would directly violate last year’s unanimous Supreme Court ruling (R. v Spencer), which explicitly requires authorities to obtain a warrant before Internet Service Providers are required to make subscriber data available.

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Topics: Online Spying

Death of Hyperlink: The Aftermath

Must read: The free flow of information that journalist Hossein Derakhshan spent years in an Iranian jail for is dying. vHelp us ‪#‎SaveTheLink‬:

Article by Hossein Drakhshan

Last November, I walked out of an Iranian jail after six years. The most shocking news I learned after that? It was not President Barack Obama’s acknowledgment of Iran’s right to peaceful nuclear technology, nor the death of NDP Leader Jack Layton, nor the abrupt disappearance of the Canadian embassy in Tehran. It was the death of the Web as I knew it.

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Topics: Copyright

Toronto Star: Paris attacks put Canada's Internet privacy laws at risk: Geist

Canadians don't need to resign their privacy rights to feel safe. The recent events in Europe point to the urgent need to address C-51 and the inadequacies of Canadian oversight, while strking the right balance in laws that work to safeguard both our security and privacy. 

Article by Michael Geist for the Toronto Star

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