The Information and Privacy Commissioner of BC, David Loukidelis, has issued his annual report in which he recommends that privacy not be swept aside on the quest for greater security:
Privacy protection should not suffer at the expense of security: B.C. report - Yahoo! News
"VICTORIA (CP) - Personal privacy should not take a back seat to national security as officials try to anticipate and protect against terror attacks, B.C.'s privacy commissioner said Monday.
"The constitutional and statutory privacy protections we enjoy should not be set adrift in the name of national security to founder on the rocks of law enforcement expedience," Information and Privacy Commissioner David Loukidelis said in his annual report released on Monday.
"While extraordinary powers are often necessary to protect national security, such powers must be clearly linked to the objectives they are created to achieve, must be no more extensive than absolutely necessary."..."
The report is not yet available on the OIPC's website, but I'll link to it when it becomes available.