Thursday, August 10, 2006

Privacy advocates warn of Big Brother

Why do we bother with a bill of rights? PR Privacy advocates warn of Big Brother: "Internet and privacy experts also fear the federal government will revamp Internet surveillance legislation as early as this fall, giving law enforcement officials and Canadian Security and Intelligence Service agents access to personal information without a warrant.

Deisman, an Internet law expert, says Internet providers have been 'intimidated' into complying with the incoming surveillance act.

'There were even suggestions that Internet service providers would have to keep people on staff to respond to police warrants on a 24-7 basis,' he said.

'If we read between the lines of this legislation, this is how the government has scared them into doing this on their own.' "

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