The term LAWFUL ACCESS is unfamiliar to most Canadians, but we will soon be hearing much more about it. The lawful access legislation proposed by the Conservative Party will fundamentally alter our society and comes with serious risks to privacy, democracy, civil liberties and the open internet, yet it has never been debated. If passed, this bill will result in:
  • new police powers to access data gathered by Internet Service Providers
  • mandatory disclosure of customer information without court oversight
  • real-time surveillance using technologies installed within ISPs networks