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Cavoukian “Perplexed” by Ongoing C-30 Disagreement

ONLINE PRIVACY

December 6, 2012

In a column for the National Post, Ontario Information and Privacy Commissioner Ann Cavoukian expresses her concern over the ongoing disagreement between privacy commissioners and police over Bill C-30. Cavoukian says while she understands the need for authorities to fulfill their functions, “The bill must be amended to ensure that any police power to compel telecoms to disclose subscriber information requires a warrant in all but urgent circumstances.” Cavoukian says the privacy commissioners have "identified a pragmatic and principled approach” that would expose “Terrorists, organized criminals and those who try to harm the vulnerable by misusing the right to anonymity” and protect citizens’ privacy.
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