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Petition Launched to Oppose Bills

PRIVACY LAW

June 24, 2011

More than 30 organizations, businesses and academics are opposing a trio of bills expected to be introduced later this year. Straight.com reports that OpenMedia.ca has launched an online petition against bills C-50, C-51 and C-52, which are expected to be included in omnibus crime legislation in September, the report states. OpenMedia.ca says the bills would allow for warrantless information gathering and increased surveillance by law enforcement authorities. "Every provincial privacy commissioner...has spoken out against this," said OpenMedia.ca Communications Manager Lindsey Pinto, who added, "This could set a very negative precedent for surveillance in Canada."
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