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Canadian Government Proposes Mandated Surveillance Capabilities at ISPs

Government of Canada has introduced a new bill that could allow the police to access ISP’s user data without warrant. According to Michael Geist, a law professor at the University of Ottawa, “the Government has taken another shot at lawful access legislation today, introducing a legislative package called the Investigative Powers for the 21st Century (IP21C) Act that would require mandated surveillance capabilities at Canadian ISPs, force ISPs to disclose subscriber information such as name and address, and grant the police broad new powers to obtain transmission data and force ISPs to preserve data.”

Related Links:
Government Introduces Bill To Require Surveillance Capabilities, Mandated Subscriber Disclosure Michael Geist, Jun.18.2009
Government of Canada Introduces Legislation to Fight Crime in the 21st Century Press Release, Jun.18.2009
Proposed Canadian Law Would Allow Warrantless Searches Slashdot, Jun.18.2009

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