Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Wake up Canada!

In this short video, Ann Cavoukian, Ontario's Privacy Commissioner, warns of about-to-be-introduced "lawful access" legislation that will result in Canadians' loss of personal freedom, and the potential for misuse of information by government, law enforcement, and huge media companies.

A National Post editorial calls it "a bill that violates the privacy rights of law-abiding citizens, while leaving criminals easy ways to avoid it entirely."

This is the most recent in a string of legislation and international agreements (Bill C-11, ACTA, TPP) that have implications for the ways the internet is regulated in Canada.

Some claim that such moves are also likely to stifle entrepreneurial Canadian innovators in their efforts to offer new services and build online businesses --- the very initiatives that we need if we are to diversify our economy and create jobs in the information age.

If this resonates with you, please click here for more information and a way to voice your concern.

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