Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Privacy regulators call for measured response to terrorism attacks

In anticipation of new federal regulations to expand police surveillance powers and in connection with their annual meeting, Canadian federal, provincial and territorial privacy regulators, in a media release, have called upon the Federal Government:

  • To adopt an evidence-based approach as to the need for any new legislative proposal granting additional powers for intelligence and law enforcement agencies;
  • To engage Canadians in an open and transparent dialogue on whether new measures are required, and if so, on their nature, scope, and impact on rights and freedoms;
  • To ensure that effective oversight be included in any legislation establishing additional powers for intelligence and law enforcement agencies.

The media release is here: News Release: Statement of the Privacy and Information Commissioners of Canada on National Security and Law Enforcement Measures - October 29, 2014.

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