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Lawful Access Back on the Legislative Agenda

Lawful access is back.  Two developments this month suggest that there may bi-partisan support for the always controversial attempt to establish new Internet surveillance powers for law enforcement.  First, the Globe and Mail reports today that new Public Safety Minister Peter Van Loan has indicated that lawful access legislation is […]

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February 12, 2009 12 comments News

Liberal MP Reintroduces Lawful Access as Private Members Bill

As Liberal leader Stephane Dion promised earlier this month, Liberal MP Marlene Jennings on Friday reintroduced lawful access legislation.  The Modernization of Investigative Techniques Act (MITA) is now Bill C-416, bringing back the controversial provisions last introduced in the fall of 2005 that include the installation of new surveillance capabilities […]

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March 25, 2007 4 comments News

Liberals to Reintroduce Lawful Access Legislation

I posted earlier today about Stephane Dion's new pledge on security breach disclosure and anti-spam legislation. A reader notes that the Dion speech disclosed additional, unwelcome plans.  In particular, Dion stated that the Liberals plan to introduce a private members bill that brings back lawful access. Dion states: Marlene Jennings, […]

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March 15, 2007 2 comments News

Ottawa’s Divide and Conquer Strategy for Net Surveillance

Appeared in the Toronto Star on October 30, 2006 as Public No Pushover on Snooping Law The push for new Internet surveillance capabilities dates back to 1999, when a diverse group of government departments and agencies began crafting proposals to institute new surveillance technologies within Canadian networks along with additional […]

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October 30, 2006 Comments are Disabled Columns Archive

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