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CBC News: New surveillance bill introduced

CBC News: New surveillance bill introduced: “The federal government has introduced a bill to make it easier for police and CSIS to monitor private cellphone conversations and communication on the internet.

The Modernization of Investigative Techniques Act, if passed, would require internet companies to give the police confidential information on their subscribers. The information, which includes the person’s name, address and telephone or cellphone number, would allow the police or CSIS to identify the location of a person’s computer.

The bill would also require cellphone and internet companies to add surveillance hardware and software to their networks.”

I think I’ve talked about this before, but it’s worth looking at again. My first instinct is “Noooo!”, but now I’m wondering, why not? It’s not like it’ll give free reign to police and investigators to look at anyone’s information.

“McLellan said that just like in the old wiretap days, police investigators will have to get the approval of a judge before they can have access.”

I still don’t like the sound of it, but I guess it’s no different than searches (and wiretaps) already performed by investigators.

I dunno, what do you think?


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