Archive for May 29th, 2006

Canada to Launch Cybersecurity Task Force?

My weekly Law Bytes column (Toronto Star version, homepage version) reports that the the Conservative government is preparing to launch a Cyber-Security Task Force.  Although the Ministry of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness does not list any information about the task force on its site, GEDS, the government’s electronic directory service, was recently updated to include a Cybersecurity Task Force Secretariat.  The Secretariat apparently at least includes an Assistant Deputy Minister and a senior policy analyst.

While the move to address shortcomings in Canada’s cyber-security framework is welcome, the creation of this task force raises three important issues.

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Cyber-security Plans Require a Privacy Perspective

Appeared in the Toronto Star on May 29, 2006 as No Carte Blanche to Spy on Citizens Since taking office in late January, Prime Minister Stephen Harper has sought to distance himself from the policies of the preceding Liberal governments.  Perhaps no longer.  Information posted recently on a government directory […]

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