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NDP Warns of e-Communications Legislation

PRIVACY LAW

November 25, 2011

The New Democratic Party's (NDP) critic on privacy issues has warned that the proposed electronic communications monitoring law contains elements that he considers "very disturbing," Lavalnews.ca reports. Warnings from Timmins-James Bay MP Charlie Angus came after the federal privacy commissioner expressed similar concerns to Public Safety Minister Vic Toews last month. Angus says his number one concern with the legislation is the ability for the police to access warrantless geotracking information of individuals "simply on a hunch or on a whim...The tracking information gives an enormous amount of power to the police." 
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