As criticism of Bill C-13 mounts, the government’s sales strategy for its latest lawful access bill is starting to unravel.
Author Archive | Michael Geist
On April 8, the government introduced the Digital Privacy Act (Bill S-4), the latest attempt to update Canada’s private-sector privacy law. The bill is the third try at privacy reform stemming from the 2006 PIPEDA review, with the prior two bills languishing for months before dying due to elections or prorogation.
The U.S. reaction to NSA surveillance stands in stark contrast to the situation in Canada, where officials have said little about surveillance activities, despite leaks of spying activities, cooperation with the NSA, a federal court decision that criticized the intelligence agencies for misleading the court, and a domestic metadata program which remains shrouded in secrecy.