Here we go, four years of the Harper agenda, the anti-crime version. (Also available in pro-corporate, anti-culture, and pro-Israel flavours.) The following cri de coeur courtesy of stopspying.ca. I was petition signer number 46 thousand and something. Not that that will impress the PMO.
The government is trying to ram through an anti-Internet set of electronic surveillance laws that will invade your privacy and cost you money. The plan is to force every phone and Internet provider to surrender our personal information to “authorities” without a warrant.
This bizarre legislation will create Internet surveillance that is:
- Warrantless: A range of “authorities” will have the ability to invade the private lives of law-abiding Canadians and our families using wired Internet and mobile devices, without a warrant or any justification.
- Invasive and Dangerous: The laws leave our personal and financial information less secure and more susceptible to cybercrime.
- Costly: Internet services providers may be forced to install millions of dollars worth of spying technology and the cost will be passed down to YOU.
If enough of us speak out now the government will have no choice but to stop this mandatory online spying scheme. Sign the petition now, and forward it to everyone you know →