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[ISN] Online surveillance bill will be 'a gold mine' for hackers: Ontario privacy commissioner
By Allison Cross
Feb 14, 2012
The Conservative government revealed legislation on Tuesday that would
increase online surveillance of citizens, as critics and privacy experts
argued the bill would unjustly infringe upon the rights of Canadians and
act as a magnet for data-hungry hackers.
âThis is going to be like the Fort Knox of information that the hackers
and the real bad guys will want to go after. This is going to be a gold
mine,â said Ontario Information and Privacy Commissioner Ann Cavoukian.
âThe government will say that they can protect the data, and they can
encrypt it. Are you kidding me? The bad guys are always one step ahead.â
Bill C-30, tabled as The Protecting Children from Internet Predators Act
in the House of Commons on Tuesday, will require telecommunications
companies to give police customersâ information without a court order.
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