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Gov’t Halts Internet Surveillance Bill

PRIVACY LAW—CANADA

February 12, 2013

CBC News reports Federal Justice Minister Rob Nicholson has announced Bill C-30 will not go ahead due to public opposition. The bill, also known as the Protecting Children from Internet Predators Act, had been opposed by civil liberties and privacy groups as well as the federal privacy commissioner. Nicholson said, “We will not be proceeding with Bill C-30, and any attempts that we will continue to have to modernize the Criminal Code will not contain the measures contained in C-30, including the warrantless mandatory disclosure of basic subscriber information or the requirement for telecommunications service providers to build intercept capability within their systems.”
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