Category Privacy and Surveillance

Beyond the Money: Understanding the UWO salary scandal, Bill C-51 and Canada Post austerity as the attack on the public sphere

This is a guest posting, written by Nikola Mitrovic….. Beyond the money: Understanding the UWO salary scandal, Bill-C-51 and Canada Post austerity as the attack on the public sphere The 2015 salary scandal at the University of Western Ontario (UWO) gained media attention for various reasons but what should be emphasized most is the greater […]

Bill C-51 cannot be salvaged; it must be scrapped

The following is the text of a letter sent to the PM today from a group of organizations and individuals on Bill C-51: Bill C-51 cannot be salvaged; it must be scrapped The Right Honourable Stephen Harper, P.C., M.P., Prime Minister of Canada Office of the Prime Minister 80 Wellington Street Ottawa, ON K1A 0A2 […]

U.S. Supreme Court: Warrant needed to search cell phone of arrested individual

Here is a posting written by Lisa Di Valentino about the cell phone privacy decision issued last week from the US Supreme Court   U.S. Supreme Court: Warrant needed to search cell phone of arrested individual by Lisa Di Valentino Earlier this month, the Canadian Supreme Court handed down its judgement in R. v. Spencer, […]

Supreme Court confirms importance of information privacy and Internet anonymity

Here is a posting written by Lisa Di Valentino about the internet privacy decision issued today from the SCC . . . Supreme Court confirms importance of information privacy and Internet anonymity by Lisa Di Valentino Today, the Canadian Supreme Court handed down its long-awaited decision in R. v. Spencer. Daniel Therrien, Canada’s new Privacy […]