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Lawful Access

The Lawful Access Spin

As expected, the government today unveiled Bill C-74, the Modernization of Investigative Techniques Act, better known as lawful access.  Since I’ m Tunis, I’m relying on the various releases from PSEPC, the Ministry responsible for the bill.  I’ll update this posting as needed once I’ ve had a chance to […]

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November 15, 2005 17 comments News

Lawful Access Bill Coming November 15th

The Canadian government today revealed that it will unveil the lawful access bill on Tuesday, November 15th.  The bill, titled the Modernization of Investigative Techniques Act, will "compel all Canadian telephone and Internet companies to create and maintain infrastructures that are intercept capable and to provide access to basic subscriber […]

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November 11, 2005 3 comments News

Canadian Privacy Requires Action Not Rhetoric

My weekly Law Bytes column (Toronto Star version; freely available hyperlinked version) focuses on comments last week from Prime Minister Paul Martin that the "question of civil rights is first and foremost in our minds" as the government prepares to introduce the lawful access initiative. I note that while Canadians […]

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October 17, 2005 1 comment Columns

The Lawful Access Questions

My weekly Law Bytes column (freely available hyperlinked version, Toronto Star version) examines the lawful access plan in light of Justice Minister Irwin Cotler’s announcement late last week that the government plans to move forward on the initiative this fall. Although the specifics of the actual bill remain unknown, the […]

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August 26, 2005 5 comments Columns

Here Comes Lawful Access

Canadian Justice Minister Irwin Cotler spoke to a group of police organizations today and pledged to move forward this fall on the lawful access initiative.  Cotler apparently indicated that there will be a memo to cabinet on the matter in September with legislation likely to quickly follow.  For those who […]

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August 18, 2005 35 comments News