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Experts Urge Gov't To Examine Crime Bill Provisions

PRIVACY LAW

August 12, 2011

Citing privacy concerns, a consumer watchdog group is asking the government to study provisions that were included in three surveillance bills during the previous parliamentary session, the CBC reports. The provisions would require Internet service providers to give law enforcement authorities customer data without a warrant. One lawyer familiar with the bills said, "The overarching concern is it's an erosion of civil liberties and online privacy with no real justification for it."
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