Quote: Originally Posted by VanIsle
Taxslave, why do you hate the RCMP ?
I thought I talked about this on this thread. I don't understand why any of you would feel concerned about this. They are not interested in your trivial conversations. Anyone overly concerned has something to hide. I'm sure they will be set up for kiddie porn. More than anything they will be set up for recording key words that MIGHT make them suspect terrorist type activity. They do not have the time, money or man power for checking things we have to chat about. Obviously they have people in mind already.
And I thought I answered your last statement about this but it has disappeared.
Let's say you have a government in power that greatly dislikes a certain group such as 'Environmentalists' who are fighting against pollution by challenging big polluters.
If that government was so inclined, with easy access from their friends in the Police or other law enforcement authorities, wanted to frame those leaders of the opposing groups, they could easily access their 'electronic' discussions and e mail accounts etcetera to indeed put anything they so desired into those accounts which may turn out to damaging to the persons credibility.
Yes they could even put links to child porn sites etcetera to make it appear that the critics are heinous individuals beyond comprehension.
With a requirement of a 'warrant' those same authorities have to go to the internet provider and request a transcript of your account(s) which would go to the Judge upon which he/she will determine as to whether it is indeed warranted based on the information in your transcript(s).
In short it ensures there is nothing added to your accounts that maybe fictional, yet very damaging which is why Canadians freaked out over these proposed when the Harper Cons first proposed it.........
RCMP have been holding back millions of dollars from the force's vaunted program to fight online child pornography, partly to help the Harper government pay down the federal deficit.
CBC News has learned that over a five-year period, Canada's national police force Mounties withheld some $10 million in funds earmarked for its National Child Exploitation Co-ordination Centre and related projects, linchpins of the government's anti-child-pornography agenda.
Child-porn policing program suffers from RCMP underspending - Politics - CBC News
Back in 2012, Canadians nuked the then public safety minister’s Bill C-30. The bill, deceptively christened Preventing Children from Internet Predators Act, had sought to give law enforcement agencies unlimited power to spy on Canadians.
A new cybercrime bill currently being rammed through parliament by Justice Minister Peter MacKay, is the reincarnation of Bill C-30.
Bill C-13, also deceptively named “Protecting Canadians from Online Crime Act”, has nothing to do with curbing cyberbullying. Instead, it gives government law enforcement authorities, particularly secretive agencies such as the Communications Security Establishment Canada (CSEC) and CSIS, overreaching surveillance powers.
The bill will also rewards telecom companies that provide these authorities with direct access to Canadians’ private and sensitive information they hold in their databases. That’s access to a Canadian’s name, address, telephone number, emails, text messages – the whole nine yards.
That’s in addition to the spying the government is already conducting via telecom companies. According to the Federal Privacy Commission, the government has requested Canadians’ personal data from telecom companies an average 1.2 million times per year since 2011.
Ontario privacy commissioner Ann Cavoukian, the opposition and right activist are particularly worried about Bill C-13.
In a recent letter (external - login to view) to the House of Commons’ Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights, Cavoukian accused the Conservatives of “dressing up overreaching surveillance powers in the sheep-like clothing of sanctimony about the serious harms caused by child pornography and cyberbullying”.
“Canadians have a constitutional right to be secure from unreasonable search and seizure, including with respect to personal information held by third parties,” Cavoukian wrote.
In a statement, the NDP’s Charlie Angus had this to say: “Continual revelations about warrantless snooping and new bills that Conservatives are trying to sneak through Parliament prove that Conservatives just don’t have a balanced approach when it comes to privacy. We’re all for catching terrorists, we’re all for going after bullies but we can do it in a balanced way that also respects privacy and doesn’t open the door to abuse.”
Over 50 major rights organizations are mobilizing Canadians’ pushback against the dictatorship-style Bill C-13 through OpenMedia.ca (external - login to view). Please play your part and defend your privacy.