The National Post reports that plans to introduce new Internet surveillance legislation is threatening the current British ruling coalition. The bill has yet to be introduced, but has attracted criticism from MPs from all parties.
Archive for April, 2012
Did Public Safety Circumvent the Government’s Own Spectrum Public Consultation?
Earlier this week, Bloomberg reported that Public Safety Canada expressed concern about the public safety and national security risks associated with lessening or removing foreign ownership restrictions in the telecom sector in a confidential letter to Industry Canada obtained under the Access to Information Act. While the claims are suspect […]
Australia High Court Sides With ISP in Landmark Copyright Case
The CISPA Impact in Canada
The EFF has an important post on the potential impact of CISPA – the the Cyber Intelligence Sharing & Protection Act of 2011 – on Canada. The EFF argues that “if CISPA passes in the U.S., Canadians could expect great political pressure to adopt similar measures in Canada.” In fact, […]
Public Safety Claims Telecom Ownership Liberalization a National Security Threat
Fresh off Bill C-30, the Internet surveillance legislation, Public Safety Canada now says that opening the Canadian telecom market to foreign ownership “would pose a considerable risk to public safety and national security.”