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Parliamentarian Calls for Debate; Prof. Files Complaint

SURVEILLANCE

June 20, 2013

In response to the U.S. National Security Agency leaks and revelations of the Communications Security Establishment Canada program, NDP Digital Issues critic Charmaine Borg (Terrbonne-Blainville) has called for an emergency debate on law enforcement collection of citizens’ personal information, Northumberlandview.ca reports. “As parliamentarians, it is our responsibility to balance public safety and national security interests against the privacy rights of law-abiding Canadians,” she said. Meanwhile, a professor has filed a complaint with the privacy commissioner saying the Defence Department has violated privacy law by not publishing the latest personal information listings of the CSEC.
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