Timeline: Our complete Lawful Access coverage

ITBusiness.ca has been covering Lawful Access since a proposal was first circulated by Justice Canada in 2002.

Criminal surveillance may force ISP upgrades
8/28/2002 A Department of Justice proposal could make providers store user data for six months and disclose it to authorities. Industry experts discuss the storage and privacy ramifications

CIPS calls for Lawful Access watchdog
11/28/2002 Cabinet minister should oversee regulatory issues, group says

We spy
11/7/2002 Privacy experts explain why widespread surveillance of online communication won’t prevent another tragedy like Sept. 11. Plus: The implications of Lawful Access

ISPs: Feds should pay for Internet surveillance
8/11/2003 An industry association explains why its members are happy to support changes to the Lawful Access law, but cost concerns remain

Security firms struggle with ‘lawful access’ proposal
9/1/2004 If Canadian law enforcement agents gain access to Internet records for investigative purposes, encryption technology may have to open up too. A privacy advocate, law professor and CGI consultant read between the lines

Editorials and Commentary

Lawful Access proposal may be first sign there’s a new sheriff in town
10/31/2002 If passed, this bill will give law enforcement sweeping powers to invade users’ privacy

Eye-spy online
10/18/2002 Giving authorities more powers to spy on individuals’ online activities is a risky proposition

The ISPs don’t have it
7/15/2003 Revenue, competition, infrastructure costs — the hits just keep coming

Police need improved access to criminal communications online
10/13/2004 Ironically, though, compressed folders make evasion easy for savvy bad guys

Wiretapped out
8/16/2004 The cost of monitoring phone and Internet may be more than we think

So smart, it’s a crime
8/19/2005 The criminal mastermind may have mastered technology too

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