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Police Push for Surveillance, Data-Sharing Legislation

PRIVACY LAW

November 2, 2012

Police chiefs across the country are pushing for controversial Internet surveillance legislation in the name of investigations involving cyber and cell phone technology, The Canadian Press reports. The Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police says such investigations are being hampered by antiquated laws and wants Bill C-30 back on Parliament’s agenda, though privacy concerns halted its progress earlier this year. Police say requiring Internet providers to share information on subscribers would allow for better crime-solving and would help thwart cases such as cyberbullying. Meanwhile, Bill C-12, which would facilitate data sharing between online service providers and police, is expected to see a second reading debate soon.
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