OpenMedia.ca: Massive breach of trust.

In an ‘unprecedented’ loss of data at the government department Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, the digital data of 583,000 Canadians’ who had taken out a student loan was lost. With the government losing this much personal data, how can they ask to collect our private online data through bills like C-30? Tell the ...

OpenMedia.ca: The Massive Stakes for Your Privacy in the Teksavvy Vs Voltage Case

I raised a lot of eyebrows on my last post regarding the Teksavvy vs. Voltage case, so I’d thought I’d follow up with this post. Questions on why I’m so passionate about privacy and copyright should be pretty much answered after this post, and why I’ve chosen to speak out on both of those issues. ...

OpenMedia.ca: Reviewing Canada’s Victory Against Online Spying Bill C-30

Looking back at 2012 you should feel proud of what you’ve been part of. For example, our friends at Electronic Frontier Foundation put together this review of how you joined with people across the country to stop Vic Toews online spying bill C-30. read more

OpenMedia.ca: National Post: Privacy Commissioner tells police to get behind Internet privacy rights

As law enforcement officials continue to lobby for the return of warrantless Online Spying Bill C-30, Ontario’s Information and Privacy Commissioner is speaking out in defending Canadians’ right to privacy online. We need to have our right to privacy protected – not compromised. Join us in speaking out against invasive Online Spying Bill C-30 at ...

OpenMedia.ca: It’s Back: How New Legislative Amendments are Bringing Online Spying Bill C-30 Back into Focus

A few months ago Canadians sent a loud, clear message to the Canadian government to StopSpying.ca. This followed the introduction of warrantless Online Spying Bill C-30, a bizarre piece of legislation that would grant ‘authorities’ with unrestricted access to Canadians’ private information, leave our personal and financial information less secure, and implement costly spying technology ...

OpenMedia.ca: Law enforcement chiefs call for return of Online Spying Bill

The Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police has called on the government to revive the invasive Online Spying Bill C-30, granting warrantless access to the private data of citizens. Law-abiding Canadians shouldn’t have to compromise their online security and privacy. If our police chiefs and government want to target criminals, they need to start over ...

OpenMedia.ca: Bringing the Online Spying Bill into focus

The federal privacy commissioner is speaking out against websites collecting personal information and data, but a larger threat to Canadian Internet privacy still exists in the form of the Online Spying Bill C-30. Learn how this warrantless legislation could invade your Internet use at StopSpying.ca and read more about this story at CBC.ca. read more

OpenMedia.ca: Online spying Bill C-30 threatens Canada’s national security

An access-to-information request from The Globe and Mail has revealed that Canada’s Communications Security Establishment has concerns about our nation’s network security. Specifically, the documents show that Huawei Technologies—a Chinese company that has become the world’s leading maker of telecom equipment—has been the subject of national security concerns. With all these security worries in the ...

OpenMedia.ca: EFF: How OpenMedia is using the Internet to save the Internet

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement continues to threaten our free speech, Internet privacy and due process. As negotiators behind the TPP continue to hide the text from public eyes, we’ve been taking to the Internet to voice our concerns. With your support, we’re raising awareness of our StopTheTrap.net campaign and pushing for an open ...

OpenMedia.ca: Online Spying Bill absent from government list of fall priorities

I spy with my little eye something that is missing from the government’s fall calendar. It’s something that’s been highly controversial, would become an invasive measure towards Internet surveillance, and would provide authorities with warrantless access to our private information. Out of guesses? It’s the hotly-contested Bill C-30, otherwise known as the online spying bill, ...

OpenMedia.ca: Minister Toews still pushing online spying bill C-30, ignoring due process and police resourcing

Parliament resumes this month, and as Tim Harper of the Toronto Star asserts, the highly unpopular online spying bill, C-30, is still high on the government’s agenda. As there’s little on the books for the fall session of Parliament, Public Safety Minister Vic Toews is taking the opportunity to once again push his controversial legislation. ...

OpenMedia.ca: Huffington Post: CSIS Suspends Two Over Security Lapses

Last month we brought you news on how it had been revealed that CSIS wanted to help ‘advise’ Vic Toews on rewriting Canada’s Online Spying Bill C-30, all in the hopes that with their input the legislation would be passed through government. Although they want to bypass our Internet security and privacy as citizens, this ...

OpenMedia.ca: EFF: Proponents of Canada’s Online Spying Bill Still Trying to Justify Excessive Powers

A few weeks ago, we shared how Richard Fadden – director of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service – had put forth an offer to help justify and tweak the Online Spying Bill (C-30) to make it more ‘palatable’ to the Canadian public. This proposed alliance between Toews and CSIS was met with a resounding disapproval ...

OpenMedia.ca: CBC News: CSIS advising Toews on online surveillance bill

CSIS has expressed interest in adding their own provisions to the online spying bill, in the hopes that it will be passed through government. Letting the security lobby write its own laws is not a step in the right direction. In fact, it suggests how dysfunctional the law-making process has become under Vic Toews. Laws ...

OpenMedia.ca: Winnipeg Free Press – A judgeship for Toews

Looks like Toews is looking for an escape route after insulting Canadians with his warrantless online spying plan (Bill C-30). We’re continuing to press on with our StopSpying.ca campaign, but as for Toews the jury isn’t out just yet. We’ll be keeping a watchful eye to see what he does next, even if it leads ...

OpenMedia.ca: Border deal between Canada and U.S. raises privacy concerns

A recently unveiled border security agreement between Canada and its neighbour to the South requires Canada to step up security measures, and share more information on Canadians with the U.S. The new border deal will take the problem of the Canadian government spying on its citizens one step further, by adding the threat of Canadians’ ...