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Canada Introduces Privacy Reforms That Encourage Warrantless Disclosure of Info 99

Posted by samzenpus
from the what-do-you-want-to-know? dept.
An anonymous reader writes "Earlier this week, the government introduced the Digital Privacy Act (Bill S-4), the latest attempt to update Canada's private sector privacy law. Michael Geist reports that the bill includes a provision that could massively expand warrantless disclosure of personal information. Organizations will be permitted to disclose personal information without consent (and without a court order) to any organization that is investigating a contractual breach or possible violation of any law. This applies both past breaches or violations as well as potential future violations. Moreover, the disclosure occurs in secret without the knowledge of the affected person (who therefore cannot challenge the disclosure since they are not aware it is happening). Consider it a gift to copyright trolls, who won't need the courts to obtain information on thousands of Internet users."
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Canada Introduces Privacy Reforms That Encourage Warrantless Disclosure of Info

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  • Eh? (Score:5, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday April 11, 2014 @04:48AM (#46723345)
    You get what you vote for,
  • Re:Eh? (Score:4, Insightful)

    by Chrisq (894406) on Friday April 11, 2014 @04:58AM (#46723385)

    You get what you vote for,

    If you call a choice of 2 with the same policies a choice ... and if you live somewhere your vote will make a difference (i.e. the result isn't a foregone conclusion)

  • So use it. (Score:4, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday April 11, 2014 @05:04AM (#46723417)

    EFF can now obtain the list of directors of patent troll organizations. Publish that and the public can file thousands of lawsuits, embarrass them, etc,

  • Re:Politicians... (Score:2, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday April 11, 2014 @05:17AM (#46723493)

    Stupid? They're power-hungry, and good at manipulating morons. They're especially good at it after some disaster strikes (e.g. after 9/11, they shoved through tons of legislation that violates the fundamental liberties of those in the US). Politicians are the same everywhere; manipulative, sociopathic assholes who take advantage of the ignorance and fear of the general public.

  • Re:Eh? (Score:5, Insightful)

    by dryeo (100693) on Friday April 11, 2014 @09:37AM (#46725049)

    62% of the Canadians who bothered to vote, voted against this government, so we have the tyranny of the minority. Luckily with the Fair Elections Act they're trying to make sure that many of those 62% won't be able to vote next election.

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