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No One Wants This

08/11/2011

Image credit: Chris Bloke

Protest is mounting across Canada concerning a bill Parliament is set to vote on in the fall, which would allow the government to spy on private Canadians’ Internet use in real time. I first discussed it here.

Earlier this year, every single Privacy Commissioner across Canada–both federal and provincial–called the legislation a bad idea. Now, a group of academics and public interest organizations have issued a joint letter criticizing it. Not to mention the more than 46,000 Canadians who have signed a petition against it.

The bill resembles one the U.S. House of Representatives is also going to vote on in the fall. Except the Canadian bill is the more repressive of the two, since it gives the government license to demand access, without a warrant, to information collected by ISPs on their users

Would you like your tax dollars to help fund the infrastructure necessary to spy on you? If not, sign OpenMedia’s petition against it, and share it on Facebook and Twitter, or by e-mail.

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