The government has finally listened to Canadians and killed online spying bill C-30!
We won! The government has finally listened to Canadians and killed online spying bill C-30! Way back in June 2011 when we worked with Canadians from across the country to launch the StopSpying.ca campaign all the pundits and "experts" said we couldn't win. Well Canada, you just proved them all wrong.
This is what the Minister said today: "We will not be proceeding with Bill C-30 and any attempts that we will continue to have to modernize the Criminal Code will not contain the measures contained in C-30, including the warrantless mandatory disclosure of basic subscriber information or the requirement for telecommunications service providers to build intercept capability within their systems,"
It doesn't get that much more clear than that. We'll stay vigilant and make sure they don't try to bring this online spying plan back in pieces, but for now give yourself a pat on the back Canada.
PS. We'll publish more on this soon but here's a post that details some of the history we've made together with this campaign: http://openmedia.ca/blog/stop-online-spying-hits-100k-canadians-are-inspiration