Concerns over the use of Patriot Act to access Canadians’ personal information spilled into the House of Commons yesterday. See this exchange between Joe Comartin and Treasury Board President John Baird.
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In April 2004, the Liberal government released a report on Canada’s National Security Policy that included plans to establish a public-private cybersecurity task force. More than two years later, it appears that the Conservative government is preparing to follow through on that commitment by launching its own task force. Although […]
The Canadian government has released a new document establishing a strategy for concerns about cross-border data flows, the USA Patriot Act, and personal privacy. I’ll have more to say about the document soon.
Last week I participated in a terrific public forum on privacy and security for CBC’s The Sunday Edition. The forum was held at the Library and Archives Canada and attracted an amazing number of people for a Monday night (it was edited and broadcast last Sunday morning). Hosted by Michael […]
Stockwell Day, Canada’s new minister of public security, has raised the prospect of creating a national ID card. Again. This issue was a pet project of former Liberal Minister Denis Coderre, who pushed for a national ID card that would be expensive, provide little additional security, create new privacy risks, and would remove rights to remain anonymous.