Tell Harper: Defend Online Privacy

It has just been revealed that the government spies on Canadians’ private information once every 27 seconds.1

That means that 1 in 34 Canadians have had their sensitive information spied on by the government.2 Odds are that either you, your family, or your neighbours are victims.3

When questioned in Parliament, Prime Minister Stephen Harper refused to take action to defend our online privacy.4 Please tell Harper to stand up for Canadians now →

The Harper government’s approach is:

  • Irresponsible: We know that information collected by the government reveals sensitive details about your online activities leaving us more vulnerable to identity theft and cyber criminals.5
  • Out-of-control: They called on telecom providers to hand over information on our private lives 1.2 million times in 12 months, and have telecoms “building subscriber databases that bureaucrats can access at will.”6
  • Hugely expensive: You’re paying for the millions that this spying activity is costing taxpayers.7

We do not deserve this reckless collection of our sensitive information. Tell Harper to take responsibility and defend our online privacy now. →

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    [1] Canadian Telcos Asked to Disclose Subscriber Data Every 27 Seconds. Source: Michael Geist.
    [2] Kathleen Munk on Power and Politics. Source: CBC TV (1:40:50 in)
    [3] Government bombarded telecom companies with requests for customer info: document. Source: City News.
    [4] Talk to Cops, not me, about data requests: Harper. Source: Sun News.
    [5] Metadata: Separating Fact from Fiction. Source: Ontario Privacy Commissioner Ann Cavoukian / Toronto Star
    [6] Government may be CCd on all your emails, documents show. Source: Huffington Post
    [7] Taxpayers paying for telecom government snooping. Source: Toronto Star.

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