Lawful Access Bill Introduced

Bill C-74, the Modernization of Investigative Techniques Act has been introduced by the Canadian Government. The intention is to give law enforcement easier access to modern means of communication.

Critics are concerned for several reasons, including the costs ISP will need to spend to accomodate this, the lack of judicial pre-authorization, and privacy in general.

Perhaps the good news is that there is a good chance that this bill, and the controversial bill C-60 copyright bill, won't get passed before the election that seems to be looming.

Michael Geist has a post with links to the government's view, and his criticism of the bill.

Read Michael Geist's comments

Read a timeline and series of articles on

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