Security, Surveillance, and Government Overreach — the United States Set the Path but Canada Shouldn’t Follow It

Source: Electronic Frontier Foundation
by Corynne McSherry, Matthew Guariglia, Brendan Gilligan, & Andrew Crocker

“The Canadian House of Commons is currently considering Bill C-26, which would make sweeping amendments to the country’s Telecommunications Act that would expand its Minister of Industry’s power over telecommunication service providers. It’s designed to accomplish a laudable and challenging goal: ensure that government and industry partners efficiently and effectively work together to strengthen Canada’s network security in the face of repeated hacking attacks. As researchers and civil society organizations have noted, however, the legislation contains vague and overbroad language that may invite abuse and pressure on ISPs to do the government’s bidding at the expense of Canadian privacy rights.” (06/06/24)