From lawful access to Quebec student riots, democracy goes social

It wasn't just the students protesting in the streets of Montreal that doomed the political career of Line Beauchamp, who recently resigned as Quebec's education minister. As Beauchamp later stated herself, it was

Published on: May 24th, 2012 Christine Wong

Feds gave telecom firms unfair sneak peek at lawful access bill: Geist

Did the feds give Canada's telecom companies a privileged sneak peek at Ottawa's new Internet surveillance bill so they could basically shape the legislation into a law they could stomach?Prolific legal blogger Michael

Published on: May 22nd, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

House committee wants telcos to decrypt intercepted messages

Telecommunications companies may be compelled to decrypt legally intercepted messages for law enforcement agencies if recommendations by a House standing committee are adopted. The recommendations by the House Committee on Justice and Human

Published on: April 5th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

12 fixes for Canada’s proposed lawful access bill

Over the last couple of weeks we have posted several stories and blogs concerning Bill C-30 also known as the Lawful Access Bill.We've reported about how the proposed online surveillance legislation would be

Published on: February 24th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Lawful access bill could cost $80 million; will ISPs pick up the tab?

Canada's proposed new online surveillance bill could cost $80 million to implement over the next few years, according to one report, and Internet service providers still aren't clear how much of the bill

Published on: February 22nd, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Lawful access examples abroad a horror story of spending, abuse and minor benefits

by Nestor E. Arellano  Proponents of Bill C-30, otherwise known as the Protection Children from Internet Predators Act, say that it will merely bring Canada in line with other countries that have some

Published on: February 17th, 2012 Nestor Arellano

Is Vic Toews against freedom?

By Brian Jackson It’s hard to imagine what points Public Safety Minister Vic Toews thinks he is scoring when he describes those concerned about the implications of increased government Internet surveillance as supporting

Published on: February 14th, 2012 Brian Jackson