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Rights/Privacy Does Shaw have our backs?

Discussion created by mpa on May 21, 2014
Latest reply on May 22, 2014 by shaw-colin

http://news.ca.msn.com/top-stories/federal-privacy-law-faces-constitutional-challenge-5

Government is again trying to get access to your private information and monitor your private life with the help of Shaw and others.  The Bill under the disguise of Anti-bullying (LOL) is similar to previous bill that was pulled after public outrage.  This will allow Shaw and all telecoms to share any and all information with the government without a warrant and with no oversight.  The problem is, this is already happening, but the bill will protect Shaw from litigation when the truth comes out.  So what does Shaw think of this bill?  Are they on our side?


Here's a few quotes from the article (linked above);


"The application follows recent revelations in the media that the government routinely accesses telecom customer data without a warrant."


"In March, the Chronicle Herald newspaper in Halifax reported the Canada Border Services Agency alone accessed telecom customer data almost 19,000 times over one year — and without a warrant more than 99 per cent of the time."


"telecom companies are refusing to tell her office how many times they have handed customers' personal data to the federal government without a warrant. "


"In 2011, the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association said its members received a total of 1.2 million requests in one year, and disclosed information about 780,000 customers. "


"the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms guaranteeing the right to "life, liberty and security of the person" and the right to be "free from unreasonable search and seizure.""

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