Rick's Rant on Online Privacy
Rick Mercer nails the heart of the issue in this video, "the state has no business in the hard drive of the nation". If you think someone is doing something illegal, "convince a judge, get a warrent"
Is that so unreasonable VIc?
Citizens of Canada.
We are anonymous.
It has come to our attention that most Canadians are not aware of their governments current vicious attack on their Privacy.
The attack comes in the form of one bill that bundles previous attempts at Lawful Access. It is "An Act to enact the Investigating and Preventing Criminal Electronic Communications Act and to amend the Criminal Code and others Acts"
This very intrusive bill is commonly known as bill C30
The push for new Internet surveillance capabilities goes back to 1999, when government officials began crafting proposals to institute new surveillance technologies within Canadian networks, along with additional legal powers to access surveillance and subscriber information. There have been several attempts at passing lawful access legislation, but each has died on the order paper without progressing through the legislative process. In fact, no lawful access bill has even made it to the committee stage for hearings and detailed examination. That is... until now.
This is an audacious intrusion on privacy and a very sinister plot to collect citizen information is very concerning.
Bill C30 will demand disclosure of Internet provider customer information without court oversight. Under current privacy laws, providers may voluntarily disclose customer information but are not required to do so. The new system would require the disclosure of customer name, address, phone number, email address, Internet protocol address, and a series of device identification numbers.
Bill C30 will demand Internet providers to dramatically re-work their networks to allow for real-time surveillance. The bill sets out detailed capability requirements that will eventually apply to all Canadian Internet providers. These include the power to intercept communications, to isolate the communications to a particular individual, and to engage in multiple simultaneous interceptions.
Having obtained customer information without court oversight and mandated Internet surveillance capabilities, the Canadian Government will create several new police powers designed to obtain access to the surveillance data. These include new transmission data warrants that would grant real-time access to all the information generated during the creation, transmission or reception of a communication including the type, direction, time, duration, origin, destination or termination of the communication.
We are anonymous.
We are legion.
We do not forgive.
We do not forget.