Saturday, July 9, 2011

Stop Online Spying in Canada

"We oppose mandatory Internet surveillance. This scheme is poorly thought out, costly, and will leave our personal information less secure. Unchecked mass surveillance is a breach of our fundamental right to privacy."

[From: StopSpying.ca] The government is trying to ram through an anti-Internet set of electronic surveillance laws that will invade your privacy and cost you money. The plan is to force every phone and Internet provider to surrender our personal information to "authorities" without a warrant.

This bizarre legislation will create Internet surveillance that is:
  • Warrantless: A range of "authorities" will have the ability to invade the private lives of law-abiding Canadians and our families using wired Internet and mobile devices, without a warrant or any justification.
  • Invasive and Dangerous: The laws leave our personal and financial information less secure and more susceptible to cybercrime.
  • Costly: Internet services providers may be forced to install millions of dollars worth of spying technology and the cost will be passed down to YOU.
If enough of us speak out now the government will have no choice but to stop this mandatory online spying scheme.

Sign the petition now, and forward it to everyone you know →  http://stopspying.ca/

SOURCES:

The Globe And Mail: Bill C-51 will turn ISPs into Internet gatekeepers
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/...rticle2059908/

TVO’s Search Engine: It's Time to Worry About Lawful Access
http://www.tvo.org/cfmx/tvoorg/searc...&post_id=15829

Michael Geist: Web Surveillance Legislation Requires Study, Not Speed
http://www.michaelgeist.ca/content/view/5808/135/

Canadian Privacy Law Blog: Canadian police state legislation needs closer examination
http://blog.privacylawyer.ca/2011/04...ion-needs.html

Letter to Public Safety Canada from Canada's Privacy Commissioners and Ombudspersons on the current 'Lawful Access' proposals
http://www.priv.gc.ca/media/nr-c/2011/let_110309_e.cfm

From Maiden Heaven and others on the OpenMedia.ca Facebook Discussion Boards: Canadian police state legislation needs closer examination
http://www.facebook.com/topic.php?ui...58&topic=16926