Despite being promoted as a bill against “child pornography” bill C30 being proposed by public safety minister Vic Toews is a huge affront to every law-abiding Canadian citizen.
Without a warrant the police can get from your ISP:
- Phone Number
- Email address
- IP address
- Service provider
Not only will Canadian authorities have warrantless access to this information, but the deal will be expanded to US authorities as well! Last I knew we were still a sovereign nation…
Have a listen to Rick Mercer’s quick rant:
OpenMedia.ca is campaigning to get bill C30 understood by Canadians and trying to get Canadian MPs to actually work for their constituents. This is how they state it:
Would you want up to three billion dollars of your country’s tax dollars spent on your own online surveillance? How would you feel if Public Safety Minister Vic Toews had already quietly set aside your money for such a scheme?
This isn’t a hypothetical question. If passed, online spying bill C-30 will have you paying for a range of authorities to invasively access your private online information, at any time, without a warrant. The warrantless online spying plan is invasive and poorly thought-out, and one expert is saying it could cost billions of dollars.1
Toews has already set aside millions of your tax dollars just to get the online spying plan started,2 and just last week he told media that the government is still “intent on proceeding” with the wildly unpopular bill.3,4
Ontario Information and Privacy Commissioner Ann Cavoukian gives a deeper, more detailed description about why this is dangerous:
You can read more about Canadian Bill C30 over at Boing Boing.