Stoddart Shares Concerns in Letter to Toews
PRIVACY LAW—CANADAOctober 27, 2011
Privacy Commissioner Jennifer Stoddart has written to Minister of Public Safety Vic Toews to again outline her concerns about the effect potential lawful access legislation would have on the privacy rights of Canadians. "As your government prepares to bring forward legislation, I believe I have an obligation to outline my concerns," Stoddart wrote, adding, "Read together, the provisions of the lawful access bills from the last session of Parliament (C-50, C-51 and C-52) would have had a significant impact on our privacy rights." Stoddart outlined several concerns, including that "the government has not convincingly demonstrated that there are no less privacy-invasive alternatives available to achieve its stated purpose."