Come back with a warrant by Rosalyn Davis (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

Come back with a warrant by Rosalyn Davis (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

Lawful Access

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

Telecom Policy Review Submissions

The Telecom Policy Review website now features dozens of submissions.  My relatively short submission (relative to the 1000 page, 24 MB zipped submission from Bell Canada) is online.  So too are submissions from CIPPIC (working with several groups) and all the other usual suspects.  Comments on the submissions are due […]

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August 16, 2005 1 comment News

Lawful Access Back on The Canadian Agenda

The Toronto Star today reports what has been an open secret for a couple of months now — the Canadian government is moving forward with its lawful access agenda. For those new to the issue, lawful access would require network providers to establish new capabilities to allow for real-time network surveillance.

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February 22, 2005 Comments are Disabled News

Federal Proposal Tells Only Part of Cybercrime Story

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In the wake of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the Canadian government hurriedly introduced a series of new anti-terror measures.

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October 3, 2002 Comments are Disabled Columns Archive