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Michael Geist: Canada’s “Cyberbullying Bill” C-13 About Much More Than Cyberbullying

In Archive, Bill C-13, Canada, Internet, Surveillance on January 11, 2014 at 2:57 AM

12/07/2013

The Agenda/TVO:

In November, the federal government introduced Bill C-13, the Protecting Canadians from Online Crime Act. In addition to its measures aimed at cyber-bullying, the bill proposes new police powers, which have drawn criticism. University of Ottawa’s Michael Geist joins Steve Paikin to discuss the privacy implications of Bill C-13.

Michael Geist: While Justice Minister Peter MacKay indicated yesterday that he hopes to pass the legislation this spring, the discussion on the show points to the concerns with the bill including how it creates immunity for voluntary disclosureof personal information without court oversight (thereby increasing the likelihood of such disclosures) and establishes a low threshold for warrants involving metadata, while only marginally addressing the legal framework to combat cyberbullying, which is already well developed.

Related Link: Canada’s “Cyberbullying Bill” a Trojan Horse to Expand Online Surveillance Powers

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