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Commissioner Concerned About Gov’t Spying

SURVEILLANCE

October 11, 2013

Global News reports on the status of the Office of the Privacy Commissioner’s (OPC) offer to help Communications Security Establishment Commissioner Robert Décary in the wake of the U.S. PRISM announcements. “We just offered general help because it’s a smaller office, and I guess they weren’t sure what was coming about because an issue such as this hadn’t hit them,” said OPC spokesman Scott Hutchinson. Décary is conducting a review of how Canada shares surveillance information with the country’s “closest international partners,” the report states, while the OPC “plans to announce its approach to the cyber-spying imbroglio over the next several weeks.” Meanwhile, the Electronic Frontier Foundation has announced it is joining a group of more than 30 Canadian organizations in forming the Protect Our Privacy Coalition “to ensure Canadians get effective legal measures to protect their privacy against government intrusion.”
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