Privacy Commissioner

SURVEILLANCE

Watchdog forces Canadian cops to reveal details of their phone surveillance program

The RCMP spent years refusing to confirm the existence of their cell tower simulators. A new investigation reveals details of their long-running program.
Justin Ling
9.14.17
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Support Plummets For Harper’s Anti-Terror Bill, New Poll Shows

An exclusive VICE poll says Canadians are changing their minds about C-51.
Justin Ling
3.17.15
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The Harper Government Still Thinks CSE Is Acting Legally

Even though we all know your downloads of Game of Thrones are getting snooped on right this second.
Justin Ling
2.4.15
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The Government of Canada Keeps Losing BlackBerrys, Cash, and Weapons

$370 million worth of the government's property went MIA in 2014—including 11,000 cases of lost or stolen weapons and accessories valued at over $50,000—and much of it will never be recovered.
Justin Ling
12.29.14
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Canadian Cops Can Now Search Your Phone if You’ve Been Arrested, so Slap a Password on It

Following a Supreme Court ruling, Canadian police can search your phone and computer when they arrest you. Even if you're released without charge or trial.
Christopher Malmo
12.12.14
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Conservatives Won’t Listen to Their Own Privacy Expert on Surveillance Bill

The Harper government's new choice for Privacy Commissioner has privacy advocates concerned for a number of reasons, chief among them the government actually ignoring its own selection committee's recommendation and the new commish's inexperience with...
Christopher Malmo
6.4.14