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CIPS Chimes In On Internet Predators Act 39

alphabet26 writes "The Canadian Information Processing Society has formally responded to the Protecting Children from Internet Predators Act introduced in February of this year. Bill C-30 would grant authorities extended powers to monitor and track Canadians online. In the statement CIPS recommends that the Government of Canada 'prohibit access to personal information, related records/data, content, communications or records of internet use without the safeguard of a warrant.' CIPS is a non-profit organization that represents Canadian IT professionals and is a member of the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP)."
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CIPS Chimes In On Internet Predators Act

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  • Don't be fooled! (Score:2, Insightful)

    by Daniel Dvorkin ( 106857 ) on Saturday June 02, 2012 @12:00PM (#40194473) Homepage Journal

    CIPS really stands for Child Internet Porn Society. They're clearly a bunch of pedophiles, because otherwise, why would they be trying in any way to limit efforts to PROTECT THE CHIIILDREN?!?

  • by Anonymous Coward on Saturday June 02, 2012 @01:19PM (#40194951)

    Child porn and child molestation existed long before the internet existed. It exists about as long as children exist. Whenever a law that cripples privacy needs to be passed, the government calls it an important tool to combat either terrorists or pedophiles. Now we have reached the point that protecting our children by banning dirty cartoons as child porn, and locking children up for producing child porn for taking a pictures of themselves... way to protect out children. Don't forget to arrest everybody that played doctor while being underage...

  • Ridiculous (Score:5, Insightful)

    by steveaustin1971 ( 1094329 ) on Saturday June 02, 2012 @01:33PM (#40195039)
    This week, Public Safety Minister Vic Toews said that Bill C-30 would have allowed police to catch a killer who had posted his killing and dismemberment online. He wants us to believe that the fact that police need to take a few minutes to get a warrant prevented them from pursuing this guy who had posted the killing online and had for years posted his animal cruelty vids. Problem is this: People DID report it to the police who ignored it. If they had chosen to investigate they could have found him quite easily, but they chose not to use the rather robust powers they ALREADY have to investigate. Bill C-30 only really gives the government (even non-police entities) the ability to snoop on citizens without need for a warrant or even a suspicion of illegal activity without leaving any sort of paper trail or accountability. The current government has already been found to be hiring people to spread propaganda on forums and scour facebook to find people that might not agree with their policies and remove them from rallies. We should trust people like that to not abuse their power? A government embroiled in a voter fraud scandal, several finance scandals and the FIRST Canadian government to have been found in contempt of Parliament? No thank you Mr. Toews.
  • by amoeba1911 ( 978485 ) on Saturday June 02, 2012 @02:21PM (#40195321) Homepage
    Would you install cameras in every street corner, every home, every bedroom so you can watch everyone at all times to prevent child porn? I think everyone would answer with a resounding NO, because anyone can see it is a clear violation of people's privacy. Why would you do the equivalent of that online?

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