As part of the campaign against Verizon, opponents have begun to focus on
the privacy implications of allowing the U.S. giant into Canada. In
post on the company site, Telus points to its privacy work
(including fighting a key case to the Supreme Court of Canada) and
then raises the spectre of a loss of privacy should Verizon enter
The Canadian government needs to take a hard look at this
important issue and ensure that Canadians’ privacy expectations
continue to be met; especially if a U.S. communications company
sets up shop here. Some U.S. laws, such as Patriot Act, can be
quite invasive and could have detrimental impacts on the level of
privacy experienced by Canadian wireless users.
The Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union raised similar concerns in an article over the weekend that warned about the danger of NSA spying on Canadians should Verizon enter Canada.
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